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Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Trainer Dave on November 14, 2008, 21:01
Well look at this; a new board!

I'm just wondering what everyone else is currently reading through?

Currently i've got 'The World According to Clarkson' out of the Library. It's pretty good, although he does carry on a bit...



...since not every book needs it's own topic.

Anyone else?
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Post by: SHOEMAN! on November 14, 2008, 21:05
The only books I have got are Clarkson ones, but the only things I read are text messages, teletext and writing on websites and stuff at school.
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Post by: 0B0 on November 14, 2008, 21:05
Inkheart series.

They aren't that bad, just in some parts the book rambles on and on and it repeats stuff. Tons of stuff. >.< I'm on the third one, Inkdeath, and I only have like 200 more pages and I'm finished. ^.^
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Post by: Piccolami. on November 14, 2008, 21:14
After finishing Inkdeath, I've just started re-reading the Harry Potter series.

I'm also re-reading The Catcher In The Rye ready for English mocks, The Cruicible for Drama and The Time Traveller's Wife.

I'm gonna re-read the Old Kingdom trilogy when I'm done with those, and my lovely Chemistry revision guide. It makes for some really good bedtime reading, it truly does.
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Post by: Webby on November 14, 2008, 21:58
I just finished reading my Pita-Ten manga, so I should be rereading it in a few weeks/months. Other than that, I'm not reading anything... I might reread my Magical X Miracles manga or my KH manga...
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Post by: Turner on November 14, 2008, 22:02
Aside from the loads of Manga, I still have the Sprawl Trilogy By William Gibson, which I never actually stop reading, I just repeat it over and over. Plus the Bridge Trilogy, which I haven't finished yet. Hmm, also reading the art of war, Kierkegaards complete works, and Simulacra Et Simulation, plus some book on UFO sightings and The Age of Spiritual Machines by R.K
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Post by: #Emma---# on November 14, 2008, 22:49
I am still reading The Da Vinci code by Dan Brown after I started it months ago. I just haven't had time to finish it.

And the other day I started to read Diving In by Kate Cann. I borrowed it from a friend a while ago so thought I should probably read it and give it back xP
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Post by: Bloatedfish on November 14, 2008, 22:58
Right now I'm reading nothing, sadly. Although, having recently moved my books from my bookcase, I see a few interesting ones that I never really properly read, and unfinished series. Might start reading the Inspector Morse series tonight maybe.
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Post by: __Strange__ on November 15, 2008, 15:34
I am currently rereading Breakfast of Champions -  Kurt Vonngeut.

I also need to get back to reading Me of Little Faith - Lewis Black.
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Post by: Laprabi on November 15, 2008, 15:43
I just finished reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 15, 2008, 18:51
Noughts & Crosses - Malorie Blackman
Harry Potter y la cámara secreta - JK Rowling
The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
Mort - Terry Pratchett
The Illiad - Homer
The Bell - Iris Murdoch

Yeah.. I have a lot on the go right now ^^;
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Post by: Deoxys2 on November 15, 2008, 19:42
I am currently reading 'Danny The Champion Of The World' by Roald Dahl. I've read it before but can't remember much about it so I'm reading it again!
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Post by: f3raligatr on November 15, 2008, 23:45
I've just finished re-reading the last 20/30 pages of Interview With the Vampire, which is by Anne Rice, so I'm about to go onto the following (in order);

The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice.
Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice.


Once I've finished reading them, I'm probably going to finish reading "DaVinci Code" and "Angels and Demons", both by Dan Brown, and then see what I get for my birthday. I'm interested in getting Chris Jericho's (wrestler) book, A Lions Tale iirc, but that's the only book I can think of at the moment.

I wouldn't mind reading "The Damned United" which is to do with Brian Clough's 44 days as Leeds United manager, of which is actually getting made into a film.

Doubt I'll finsh them all though, Interview with the Vampire was the first book I'd completely read, not counting wrestler books because I find myself more motivated to read them, since the Harry Potter series.. =/
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Post by: rapidash-mike on November 16, 2008, 01:07
I was reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, but I got bored... I'll pick it back up eventually. Currently I'm reading Twilight by Stephanie Myers.
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Post by: Revolver on November 16, 2008, 01:07
I'm on New Moon right now, just started it a few days ago.

I don't really get the first chapter...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Trainer Dave on November 16, 2008, 07:48
I already made a topic about this! But it was on Random Randomness and is well and truly dead so I don't really Care now...
Note that there was no intention of copying another topic. There wasn't another one on this board, so I made one. O_O

Hmm... everyone seems to love Dan Brown's work. I read The Da-Vinci Code, and it was fairly good, heh. Fuss.
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Post by: The Librarian on November 16, 2008, 09:56
At the moment I'm reading Classic Adventures According to Spike Milligan. Only on the Black Beauty part so far. Still, its fairly funny.
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Post by: Pr!!!| Fíσήά ♪♫ on November 16, 2008, 14:12
For my form class Tuesday morning's :dry:
Out Of The Shadows ~ Carol Hedges Got it at my school book fair for free because I was a big help ^.^ that was a year ago but I forgot I had it and never read it end so I'm doing that
There is a couple more but I'm not sure what the order of them goes in but this isn't the first 1 ...
Out Of The Shadows, Dead Man Talking, The Dark Side Of Midnight, Once Upon A Crime      < Are there any others ??
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Post by: TSOL on November 17, 2008, 19:34
'Mechanicum' by Graham McNeill. The 9th book in the series. And so far one of the best. They'll probably get to book 1093 before they manage to end the series.
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Post by: Arcanine ;; death rides a black horse on November 17, 2008, 23:25
Oh......I've just finished the Noughts and Crosses trilogy, reading Wolf of the Plains now, then hopfully my bday will be around so I might have all the twilight books, brisingr, net force, point of impact and a shiny new fableII guide to read. Im an avid reader>writer person
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on November 19, 2008, 10:25
Reading right now The Bone Garden by Tess Gerristen.. I've read all of that series now except for this one, Life Support and The Apprentice... what? <__< 
 
I think I've read Harvest, but I'm not sure. 
Our house is full of books.. they keep getting lost and impossible to find. 
 
That said, I'm not really reading it right now [not until november's over]... also have to get back to A Mathematician's Apology [G.H. Hardy, not tess gerristen]. 
 
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Post by: Winston Payne on November 19, 2008, 15:29
Currently reading Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and The Changeling, by Thomas Middleton.
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Post by: Webby on November 19, 2008, 19:12
I'm rereading Pita-Ten again already, but apart from that, the only thing I'm reading is The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.
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Post by: Deoxys2 on November 19, 2008, 19:57
I'm reading a book that has about 5 different Simpsons comics in it. I like reading comics especially Simpsons ones.
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Post by: master1 on November 19, 2008, 19:59
I'm reading my way through the Harry Potter series. Man, it gets depressing after '... The Order of the Phoenix."
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Post by: swampchu on November 19, 2008, 20:09
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
Te awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^.^
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Post by: konkon_neko on November 25, 2008, 00:48
I'm reading the lovely bones. Though it's kind has... inappropriate stuff. D: But it's really good so far!
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Post by: q.c.™ on November 25, 2008, 00:51
I'm reading Leven Thumps & The Whispered Secret by Obert Skye.

I want to read the new Pendragon though!
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Post by: Revolver on November 25, 2008, 01:24
I'm reading Eclipse [Stephanie Meyer] right now. I'm pretty close to finishing it, I'm probley going to get Breaking Dawn later.

Eclipse wasn't that bad, but Jacob Black was really annoying in that book... Seriously.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on November 25, 2008, 11:04
I'm reading the lovely bones. Though it's kind has... inappropriate stuff. D: But it's really good so far!
 
That is a rather excellent book... in an odd way.. though the end bits annoy me for some reason.. meh. 
some bits are a bit eh, I suppose. 
 
Still, enjoy it yes x3; just glad to see a book I've read. 
 
See how I masterfully write a review using the words "meh" and "eh"! O: 
Marvel at my skill. 
 
Anybody read Life of Pi? the algae island creeped me out the first time I read it. 
 
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Post by: Liam on November 25, 2008, 11:14
I just started reading Artemis Fowl and the time Paradox.

Oh goody. =3
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Post by: Deoxys2 on November 25, 2008, 14:11
I've started to read this book thats full of horror stories. (I love horror books) Can't remember its name though.
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Post by: q.c.™ on November 25, 2008, 22:41
I've started to read this book thats full of horror stories. (I love horror books) Can't remember its name though.

you dont have it with you?
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Post by: Deoxys2 on November 26, 2008, 15:55
I just can't be botherd to look in my bag. (Its a school book). But I do know what its called now. Its called Terry Deary's book of true horror stories.
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Post by: Dr. Worm on December 01, 2008, 17:44
Just starting Crime and Punishment now... By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It's good, but all the Russian names are driving me mad.
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Post by: Spinda on December 01, 2008, 17:51
Last book in Twilight. (Breaking Dawn)

BELLA AND EDWARD GET MARRIED? its getting too real.
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Post by: Kpyna on December 02, 2008, 01:28
 I just finished reading Warriors, Long Shadows.

 I know you three are Leafpools children.. you all share so much of a resemblance.. plus, is Jayfeather's blindness not a punishment from StarClan?

 In LA tomorrow, we're going to be reading A Christmas Carol. I kind of want to read it, because it feels twice as cool reading the real book rather than a simplified version.
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Post by: Alllister on December 02, 2008, 01:36
I'm reading three different books right now.  I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 (http://V), by Ray Bradbury, Ringworld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworld), by Larry Niven, and The Bible (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible), by various authors.
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Post by: laironlover77 on December 02, 2008, 03:10
"The Book of Useless Information", an official publication of the Useless Information Society.
...It's a good read. >.>
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on December 02, 2008, 16:04
Currently? We just finished The Scarlet Letter in class, so my new silent reading book is Gulliver's Travels, and we're all going to begin reading 'The Death of a Salesmen' in class.

After a bit I find it hard to refer to the book by it's title, and use the main characters name for it ^-^ The Scarlet letter became Hester, Great Expectations became Pip, and Gulliver's Travels is...well, Gulliver.
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Post by: #Emma---# on December 02, 2008, 16:52
Last book in Twilight. (Breaking Dawn)

BELLA AND EDWARD GET MARRIED? its getting too real.

I really hope they don't, because I was planning on reading that series, and that would mean yet another thing spoiled. I've been avoiding seeing things to do with it, yet people are still spoiling it without warning =/

Anyways, right now I'm reading Generation Dead by Daniel Waters, which is a pretty good book.
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Post by: The Librarian on December 06, 2008, 07:51
Currently reading: The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.

Only read the first couple of chapters so far. Its not too bad. I really hope I can find The Time Machine one day though.
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on December 06, 2008, 21:42
We read the first act of 'Death of a Salesmen' and I hated it to tears. All it is, is a crazy old man who keeps living in the past, and everyone feeling bummed because they can't live up to someone elses expectations.

I see enough of that on the bus, why would I want to read about it in class?
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Post by: The Macintosh Ninja: SOH CAH TOA on December 07, 2008, 05:21
I'm stuck reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  I've read that silly novel three times already and out teacher insists we read it in his class.

I'm also trying to get a copy of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury from my school library, but I've been too lazy to go get it.
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on December 07, 2008, 05:48
I've head to read about Huck. It wasn't such a bad book, but it gets banned in alot of school for using the N word in refering to black people.

I also discovered that the last part of the book actually wasn't what Twain intented it to be, but he had been writing this for so long he either got sick of it and just wanted to end it/had to meet a deadline and was pressured to finish it.

I'de like to know his orginal ending...It was annoying that Stupid Tom Sawyer showed up, and made poor Huck jump through all those hoops, and Jim suffered even worse! It was majorly out of character for Huck to start taking orders from Tom, expically since he had been on his own for so long. Very disapointing ending it was.
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Post by: Winston Payne on December 08, 2008, 12:59
As for "The Death of a Salesman", we touched a bit on it when studying tragedy. It's a sort of modern tragedy, the Tragic hero being the salesman.
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on December 09, 2008, 01:15
I can't understand it myself. I dunno, we havn't read any past ACT 1, and it's a two act play...but I can't understand the guy, Willy. I mean, he was just constantly trying to live up to someone elses expectations of him. If he could just get over the facxt that he's not his brother, and doesn't have to live up to his ideals, then he'd be much better off. Same with both of his kids (Biff and...Happy?) they're both torn between doing what their fatehr expects of them, and doing what makes them happy. Well, Biff anyways, Happy just gets upset and feels he has to prove himself to everyone...

Yeah, I've never been one for proving my worth. If I'm happy, then I don't care what other people think, which is what's annoying me about this play.
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Post by: Piccolami. on December 09, 2008, 19:12
I loved Death of a Salesman <3 Apart from Creative Writing, it's been my favourite coursework assignment so far in English. I thought it was very interesting, apart from the fact that we had to analyse practically every line. Other plays by Arthur Miller are great as well, such as The Crucible. I loved that one too =]
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on December 10, 2008, 02:15
I'm...trying to recall...I know I've read The Crucible, but must not have made the top 10 if I can't even recall the main character...
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Post by: Piccolami. on December 10, 2008, 16:42
The Crucible is the one set in Salem during the witch hunts and whatnot. A View From A Bridge is a lovely play by Miller as well. Much better than the Catcher in the Rye, IMO. Which has nothing to do with either play, but still.
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on December 10, 2008, 16:45
Twilight. Again ._.
I was sort of inspired to read it because of the film I guess
Anyway, I've got the one with the new cover k. >>
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Post by: Anarcree on December 18, 2008, 00:43
Twilight and New Moon until I can get Eclipse. New Moon irritates at the beginning though I like it near the end.
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on December 18, 2008, 00:58
We finished Death of a Salesmen. I was touched, kindof, though I wouldn't put it on 'Books I recomend for a sunny afternoon!'
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Post by: Random42ness on December 18, 2008, 21:46
Twilight and New Moon until I can get Eclipse. New Moon irritates at the beginning though I like it near the end.

*gags* Twilight... New Moon... *twitch*


As for me, I'm reading Brain Trust.
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Post by: Airwolf on December 18, 2008, 21:57
I'm reading three different books right now.  I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 (http://V), by Ray Bradbury, Ringworld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworld), by Larry Niven, and The Bible (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible), by various authors.

Yay Ringworld. And I recall Fahrenheit 451 is somewhere around this house, though I don't know what it's about. Is it any good?

'Mechanicum' by Graham McNeill. The 9th book in the series. And so far one of the best. They'll probably get to book 1093 before they manage to end the series.

Don't be so sure. The Wheel of Time was cut short at book 12 by the author's death, meaning he had to close the story there and the two other proposed prequels will not exist.

Currently I'm reading The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson. Not the best book ever, but still very good. For X-mas I should be getting The Lake House by the same author, which judging by the previous book When The Wind Blows should be good, and I will also be getting Stealing Light by Gary Gibson and A Crown of Swords, Wheel of Time book 7 by Robert Jordan. I was also intending to get Fell by David Clement-Davies.

I also have alot of partially read books around. EVE: The Empyrean Age and two Anne McCaffrey books off the top of my head. Two by Peter F. Hamilton. Lucifer's Hammer and Moonseed I should get reading. Need to catch up on Broken Sky, Demonata,  and Artemis Fowl series (I know the most recent one is hiding in this house SOMEWHERE). Lion of Senet. What else is there ... A.I. Love You vol. 2 I'm not sure I finished, but I also have no idea where it is. I can probably come up with more if I go and look through my bookcase. If I hunt through the house I'll eventually come up with some more too. I still need to find Maximum Ride book 3 for re-reading.

Tl;dr, I read a lot. A helluva lot. But still not enough. While I'm on that point of not reading enough, I have two 1200-page A4 books with tiny text I should get on with also. Not text books either.
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Post by: SHOEMAN! on December 19, 2008, 13:17
Currently Of Mice and Men in English, and may have to read more after the half term break, such as How To Kill A Mockingbird... Great eh?
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Post by: Piccolami. on December 19, 2008, 16:23
My newest reading material is my Chemistry revision guide. I need to learn the Empirical formula or whatever it is =[

Apart from that, I read The Tales of Beedle The Bard the other day, and before that I read some of the Silmarilion.
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Post by: Laprabi on December 19, 2008, 18:06
I'm not really reading anything at the moment.

My Dad is telling me I should read 'How to build a Time Machine' by Paul Davies.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on December 19, 2008, 18:32
I'm reading Kiss, by Jaqueline Wilson and Eragon by Christopher Palini.

I only ever seem to get so far with Eragon then stop x3, I'm at the part where he's just found the egg.
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Post by: laironlover77 on December 23, 2008, 23:43
And I recall Fahrenheit 451 is somewhere around this house, though I don't know what it's about. Is it any good?
Oh, I had to read that for school. Tbh, it's actually quite good.

Right now I'm currently reading The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.
I very much like that book; I'm getting sucked into it.<3
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Post by: Winston Payne on December 24, 2008, 10:18
Also, I've got to pick up "The Great Gatsby" and read it before the Christmas Holidays are out. However, if I can't, I'm sure reading the plot summary works just as well.
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Post by: The Macintosh Ninja: SOH CAH TOA on December 30, 2008, 07:18
Been reading Isaac Asimov's The Gods Themselves.  Good book.
100 pages a day to finish it in three days.  Then I have to read I, Robot by Asimov.  Total should take me about 6 days to finish reading all three books. 
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on January 01, 2009, 19:33
Philip II - Geoffery Woodward.
Spain: Rise & Decline - Kilsby

Can tell I'm not reading for my coursework..

Also reading Golden Age of Spain by Henry Kamen, for a bit of light reading.
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Post by: thatskinnyidiot™ on January 17, 2009, 03:55
Well....

Recently I've fallen for Henry Porter's The Master of the Fallen Chairs.
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Post by: Deoxys2 on January 17, 2009, 13:51
I just finished a Simpsons comic.
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Post by: Liam on January 17, 2009, 13:58
A survival guide. I just finished that. :>

Now I am going to go find a book out of the bookshelf. :D
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Post by: _Joel_ on January 17, 2009, 20:32
I've just finished Watchmen and have now moved on to Sin City: Hell and Back. Both very good comics. I'd rathered read the first Sin City comic than the 7th but thats the only one I've got at minute. They don't follow on so it doesn't really matter.
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Post by: Webby2 on January 17, 2009, 20:56
In English I am reading Educating Rita, and in Drama I am reading Stags and Hens.
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on January 19, 2009, 04:52
I need to read pgs 191-199 in my english text book...Should proabably get on that...
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on January 20, 2009, 01:43
Chemistry textbooks and notes >: 
 
But I'm reading my "no brainpower required" books... which is basically anything I've read before. Those old fantasy-style ones... Garth Nix, William Nicholson, Phillip Pullman, etc O: 
 
Yet to read: I've also got a book called "Sunshine" by.. someone... given to me by a friend trying to get me to like vampire books o.o 
I've agreed to read it because there's a review by Neil Gaiman on the cover saying it's good xD 
-not shallow- 
 
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Post by: Spartacus on January 20, 2009, 19:58
Just finished - The tomb of hercules - rip roaring adventure reads like a low budget steven segal movie.

also - The judas strain - Sigma Force - good but not as good as previous sigma novels

currently on - the Gaudi key - poor Dan Brown formulatic rip off but based in Barcelona which I love.

About too start on some Lee Childs reads, and waiting for the next Matthew Reilly instalment.
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Post by: #Emma---# on January 20, 2009, 21:11
I'm reading Know Your Traffic Signs, The Official DSA Theory Test and The Official DSA Guide To Driving. Fun fun fun =P

I'm also about to start reading The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, which looks pretty good. That will followed by Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, followed by Angels & Demons by Dan Brown =] Then I still have a massive pile of books to go through and buy =P

I am also reading various text books for school.
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Post by: laironlover77 on January 20, 2009, 22:38
I finsihed reading the Da Vinci Code... taht was a very good book.<3
Currently, I'm reading the first book in the 39 Clues series, the Maze of Bones.
Seems intresting. It's one of those treasure0hunting sort of things... awesome.^^
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on January 20, 2009, 22:57
Finished pgs 191-199. Was all about the Rennisance. Not as detailed as stuff I've had to read before, but I'm sure we'll talk about it more in class tommorrow.
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Post by: Dragonpika on January 21, 2009, 00:54
But I'm reading my "no brainpower required" books... which is basically anything I've read before. Those old fantasy-style ones... Garth Nix, William Nicholson, Phillip Pullman, etc O: 

Great minds think alike xD the last things I read were Amber Spyglass [Pullman], Windsinger [Nicholson] and Sabriel [Nix], and I'm well into Lirael [also Nix] now. I'd forgotten just how much I love the Old Kingdom series <3 with all its SETS 8D

-reels off the bells / bright shiners, the precints of death, the bloodlines- .. so many lists <3 makes a Kay happy!

plus they're good books x]
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Post by: Friedrich Engels on January 23, 2009, 18:55
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, various short stories (compiled in the Necronomicon) by HP Lovecraft, and Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives by Alan Bullock.

I read whichever I'm in the mood for at the time, so I'm making vary slow progress.
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Post by: Pr!!!| Fíσήά ♪♫ on January 24, 2009, 16:12
Reading first chapter online (You can do that on a shopping site to see what it's like) but my book will be here tuesday or wednesday .. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (http://i43.tinypic.com/vraey9.jpg)



Edit: I've had the book for about a week now and it's really really good !!
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Post by: b1g on February 01, 2009, 02:28
I just finished reading Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler.. was a wonderful book.
Now, I finally got my hands on Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist, so I can finally finish off the Krondor series. One more book to go and I own all of his books! <3 (except Faerie Tale, because thats just lame. -.-)
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Post by: Friedrich Engels on February 01, 2009, 17:34
Just finished the Communist Manifesto.

Took like five minutes to read, heh. Content is interesting though.
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on February 01, 2009, 17:47
Angel Blood.
It's a really good book about a place called The Bin, where they sort of look after (more like treat like crap) children who have mutations and birth defficiances. The main character, called X-ray, has see through skin for example. Theres also a girl with hands growing out of her shoulders, but the 4 main characters are sort of unneducated so they thing they're wings. o.o
Now go buy it >o
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Post by: Spartacus on February 02, 2009, 11:37
Reading "Dear Fatty" by Dawn French.
Not far in but it's good so far.
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Post by: Anarcree on February 02, 2009, 17:37
Just finished reading Sabriel by Garth Nix. I enjoyed it a lot; different to what I've read before. I like Nix's style of writing.
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Post by: CT. on February 03, 2009, 17:54
I've just finished Girlfriend In A Coma by Douglas Coupland and I loved it. Some reading guide book recommended it, so I decided to give it a try and ended up really enjoying it.

I'm going to search the house for a book I haven't read later, because I can't get to Borders until next week to buy a new one.
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Post by: Assassin on February 09, 2009, 03:16
(http://static.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/images/bookworms/perks.jpg)


now THIS is an amazing book..
its all about the sex mentally unstable, drugs and rocky horror picture show.. basically the life of your typical teenager.. who has blocked out his past mentally.. but it all comes flooding back to him...

i cried when i finished the book  :'(
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Utack and Swampy on February 09, 2009, 03:27
Hamlet.

Not by choice mind you. So far I've figured out 2 things, Hamelts insane, and I'm not espically fond of translating Shakespeare...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Eevee Kid on February 09, 2009, 08:34
I'm reading Lord of the Rings, for my school essay. I'm really enjoying it. ;D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Dragonpika on February 09, 2009, 19:06
Just started The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly. It's not the sort of thing I usually read, but it's interesting. Very moving so far.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Laprabi on February 10, 2009, 09:14
The second book in the Twilight series. New Moon iirc.
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Post by: Deoxys2 on February 10, 2009, 16:41
I just finished a horror book called Burnt which has three different stories in it. Its by Anthony Horowitz or however you spell it. =P I am now reading a Simpsons comic book.
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Post by: TSOL on February 10, 2009, 17:04
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon for the second time. An absolutely amazing book, probably my favourite. Lot of swearing towards the end though D:
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Post by: Oroskrochi on February 10, 2009, 17:07
I'm reading Wikipedia by Jimmy Wales.  ;)
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Post by: b1g on February 14, 2009, 20:30
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon for the second time. An absolutely amazing book, probably my favourite. Lot of swearing towards the end though D:
That is such a good book. I had it in a Math Quiz once about primes, and I opened it and used the chapters.
=P
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on February 14, 2009, 20:35
We semi-finished Hamelt, she had us each read a scene from the remaining two acts, and perform them for the class (because she ran out of time in making us read it)

Well, I win. Spoilers down below if you havn't read/watched the play yet~

I bet Hamlet died in the end. He did. Way to go Shakespeare, sticking to the same plot of killing off your main characters to end the story. I never even saw it comming. Only this time, you decided to kill everyone, except for Horiato. It amused me, becuase I was complaining earlier that poor Horatio didn't get that big a part in the play. Turns out, he's the only one to survive it! Irony...

I was sad to see Rosencrantz go... I liked his funny name.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Sebastian Moran on February 16, 2009, 23:22
My goodness! I'm reading a vampire novel. I know, the universe is starting to fracture. 
Given to me by a friend who thought I'd like it, as it's a bit odd. 
 
It's "Let the Right One In" by John Ajvide Lindqvist. 
I'm reading it in English, ocourse. 
 
Only read a little. 
It's slightly twisted. 
But intriguing. 
Hurrah. 
 
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: -Cora- on February 18, 2009, 11:53
The second book in the Twilight series. New Moon iirc.

Yays! <3
I'm reading Eclipse.. though I should probably be finished by tonight.
Only two more chapters (and the epilogue) to go ~
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Piccolami. on February 18, 2009, 16:06
I've just finished re-reading Eclipse as my holiday read, but I'm going to give Breaking Dawn a miss.

Started reading Macbeth again from the beginning, ready for my English coursework =[
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Utack and Swampy on February 25, 2009, 23:42
^I'm sorry...MacBeth can drone on forever...

Now I'm reading Catch 22, since I have to read books from a list my teacher gave me, then write up a test on them that no one will ever use...I have to say, Catch 22 is amusing, much different then all those other horrible war books they've forced me to read ^-^ The characters more or less just keep spinning themselves around in a circle, in both their speach and actions, which explains the books Title, Catch 22.
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Post by: Piccolami. on February 26, 2009, 16:36
^I'm sorry...MacBeth can drone on forever...

It's not that bad. We just have to read the first two acts, as that's what we're focussing on. We're watching the rest of it on DVD, which is rubbish.

I'm going to start reading Sabriel again soon... It's been a while since I last read it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: -Cora- on February 26, 2009, 16:42
I'm going to give Breaking Dawn a miss.

O: But.. why..?
It's the best!
I've only gotta read a few more chapters of Breaking Dawn now~
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Post by: Deoxys2 on February 26, 2009, 20:49
I'm reading 'Granny' by Anthony Horowitz. I like his books.
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Post by: Anarcree on February 26, 2009, 22:01
Just finished Abhorsen, which means I've finished the Old Kingdom trilogy. Absolutely loved the ending. Full of excitement. Really liked the series as a whole.

Next on my list is Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. By the end of the year I'll have probably have read through Kay's bookcase at this rate.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: kendall! on February 27, 2009, 00:16
I'm in the process of reading two books: Lord of the Flies, and Inkspell.

Lord of the Flies is something I have to read for school, but honestly I really like it - it's very deep and has a lot of underlying meanings that I find interesting.

Inkspell is good all the same though (it's the sequel to Inkheart).
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spartacus on February 28, 2009, 11:46
Hi again, I'm now on " The Suspicions of Mr Whicher" by Kate Summerscale. It's really good and has sucked me right in.
It is a Victorian era murder mystery based on the actual events at Road Hill House, Kent in 1860 and the musings of the actual detective who investigaed it.
 :police:
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Utack and Swampy on March 01, 2009, 00:50
Lord of the Flies is something I have to read for school, but honestly I really like it - it's very deep and has a lot of underlying meanings that I find interesting.

Ah, I had to read that for school as well. That was rather interesting, seeing what the boys would do on an island all by themselves...It was kindof saddening though, seeing how they behaved and such...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: -Cora- on March 01, 2009, 13:15
Ooh.. i've only gotta read one more chapter of Breaking Dawn.. then i'll have nothing left to read.. ;;
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 01, 2009, 13:25
Finally finished Let the right one in [rather bittersweet ending, hmm], and I have before me a generic-looking crime/thriller/murder-mystery novel |D 
 
Published a in 2003, so not that new, but I only got it a couple of days ago. It's The Double Eagle by James Twining. No idea if it'll be any good or not, so hurrah. Living on the edge am I. 
 
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on March 01, 2009, 13:26
I recently finished reading a book called "No Time For Goodbyes", I can't remeber whoit's by but it's about a girl who wakes up one morning and her family are gone, she's tries to trace them again years later, it has lots of good plot twists <3 I read it in one night, wanted to finish it x3
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Spartacus on March 02, 2009, 10:03
Published a in 2003, so not that new, but I only got it a couple of days ago. It's The Double Eagle by James Twining. No idea if it'll be any good or not, so hurrah. Living on the edge am I. 
 


James Twinning is a great writer. His three books are great. Tom kirk is a great charachter who you can really get behind and root for.
I hope you enjoy this.
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Post by: Random42ness on March 02, 2009, 23:07
I've just recently gotten into the Shadow King series. It's a little bit of a step down from what I usually read, but I really like it. Very dramatic... o;
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cavs Babe on March 02, 2009, 23:25
I'm starting Breaking Dawn, then I'm going to read The Host.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Anarcree on March 04, 2009, 17:46
Finished Wolf Brother on Monday which I really enjoyed. I'd like to read the rest, going to get the next two from Kay when I can. Also picked up my Darren Shan books that I've been neglecting for a long time. Let them pile up so I had a backlog of three. Whoops. However, I finished Demon Apocalypse on the same day as Wolf Brother and finished Death's Shadow earlier today in my free at school. Have Wolf Island to read, which I will at some point this week. Glad I've caught up with Grubbs, Kernel and Bec <3
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lion Demon on March 04, 2009, 18:18
I finished reading

Artemis fowl and the opal of deception
Vampirates
Lost city
Horrible geography wicked islands!

Now reading Eye of the Sun  8)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Piccolami. on March 04, 2009, 18:41
I'm currently reading LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring. It's been a while since I read it, so I thought I'd read it again.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby2 on March 04, 2009, 18:47
In English I've been reading various poems from Seamus (not Lit) Hanley (I think that's his last name, or it's Heaney is something) which has been boring, but they aren't that bad. Digging is quite an interesting one, as is the one about his dead brother.
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Post by: Dragonpika on March 04, 2009, 19:07
^ Heaney! I loved studying him <3

He does such morbid things with potatoes xD

Prefer Clarke though, I presume you're studying her too?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby2 on March 04, 2009, 19:10
He does such morbid things with potatoes xD

Prefer Clarke though, I presume you're studying her too?

I swear he has a potato fetish... :P

And Clarke as in Gillian Clarke? Not yet, but we should be doing her after Heaney, although this sounds very rude.
Maybe we will learn about her soon though, and we can compare and contrast our views about her? I'll probably hate her because she isn't doing anything with potatoes...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Makoto Niijima on March 04, 2009, 20:08
I'm reading A Christmas Carol

I got it for Christmas and started reading it then but left it for quite and I have got back into reading it
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby on March 04, 2009, 20:54
Prefer Clarke though, I presume you're studying her too?

I loved her poetry. <3
I thought it was rather amazing. ^^
I can't believe it was 2 years ago that I studied that. xD

I'm rereading my manga, and I'm hoping to move further with Naruto soon... but other than that, I'm reading The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell for my Set Text exam unit for Philosophy. Also, should be reading Twilight soon since Cora is forcing the book upon me.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Flowton on March 04, 2009, 21:37
I'm reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time right now. By Mark Haddon.
A great book indeed. This is probably the... seventeenth time I read it. *nods*
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on March 05, 2009, 22:14
Just finished Catch 22. I enjoyed the ending, it gave me a big grin, at the glimer of hope it left the main character with ^-^ And for once, the characters I really cared about didn't die at the end!
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Post by: Deoxys2 on March 06, 2009, 16:10
I'm reading yet another on of those Simpsons books - with comics in them.
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on March 06, 2009, 16:13
I'm reading Brisingr, the crappy final thing of the crappy eragon series.
I hate it but I have nothing else to read. -__-
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Post by: The Sasquatch on March 08, 2009, 06:08
Twilight by I forget her name but everyone knows who I'm talking about so it doesn't matter (I thought it was about vampires and it turns out to be a romance book ugh!)
Granny by Anthony Horowitz (Got hooked on Horowitz after reading the Alex Rider series)
Duckling Ugly by Neal Shusterman (Unwind was the first book I read by this author)
52 Volume four (It's a DC comics)
Great Expectations by what's his face (For school but It's so boring so I'm just gonna fake through it)

Planning to read
The Demonata Series by Dan Sharren
More Neal Shusterman
More Anthony Horowitz
More DC comics

Any suggestions to what I should read next?
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on March 08, 2009, 11:06
^Read Angel Blood.
It's totally unknown and things, but it's absolutely amazing.
It's about these kids who have like, birth defficiences, like one of them was born with only 1 layer of skin, one of them has wings, and one of them doesnt have eyes. Basically is revolves around them trying to escape from the asylum that they have been inprisoned in to icolate them from society. o.o
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Post by: Dragonpika on March 08, 2009, 14:31
^ that sounds.. incredibly like Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment.

Maximum Ride is about these kids who were experimented on and given wings and avian bones.. and they often have problems, like one is blind (and there are other failed experiments mentioned, can't remember specifics though).. and a group of them try to escape the laboratories in which they were made and imprisoned xD

I want to read the MR books again now <3 but I don't have Saving The World And Other Extreme Sports D:
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Post by: The Sasquatch on March 08, 2009, 18:05
Angel blood sounds good. I read Maximum Ride last year. I read The Dangerous Days of Daniel X this year but it wasn't as good as the Maximum Ride ones.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Dragonpika on March 08, 2009, 18:38
I agree =[ Daniel X was crap! It was just "this happened then this happened then this happened".. and it was really weird too O_o this guy fancies a girl he made up?

now reading: Maximum Ride <3
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on March 08, 2009, 18:41
Angel Blood was made before Maximum ride: Angel experiment. xP
Plus the girl with 'wings' just has hands growing out of her back. The other kids are braindamaged so they just call them wings. xP
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Xagor on March 08, 2009, 18:43
Experimental and Theoretical Comparison of Actinide and Lanthanide Bonding in M[N(EPR2)2]3 Complexes (M= U, Pu, La, Ce; E=S, Se, Te; R=Ph, iPr, H)

Scientific papers are fun to read...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: The Sasquatch on March 08, 2009, 18:53
I agree =[ Daniel X was crap! It was just "this happened then this happened then this happened".. and it was really weird too O_o this guy fancies a girl he made up?

now reading: Maximum Ride <3

lol i forgot about that.
Experimental and Theoretical Comparison of Actinide and Lanthanide Bonding in M[N(EPR2)2]3 Complexes (M= U, Pu, La, Ce; E=S, Se, Te; R=Ph, iPr, H)

Scientific papers are fun to read...

O_o
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Post by: Xagor on March 08, 2009, 19:11
Yeah, A structural and Theoretical Investigation of Equatorial cis and trans Uranyl Phosphinimine and Uranyl Phosphine Oxide Complexes UO2Cl2(Cy3PNH)2  and UO2Cl2(Cy3PO)2,  was a much more interesting read.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: TSOL on March 08, 2009, 20:24
I've just started 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck. It's very good so far.
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Post by: kerri-anne on March 09, 2009, 16:56

Reading " Tracy breaker" only if I could find it.
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Post by: f3raligatr on March 09, 2009, 17:08
Just finished 'The Damned United' today, thought it was a great read. Really changed my opinion of someone I always regarded as one of the best ever English managers, now I've got a lot more respect for his assistant who was the 'head scout' behind it all (I'm talking of the late great Brian Clough and Peter Taylor).

I've got The Vampire Lestat to finish now, then I'm moving onto 'The God Delusion', got 'Fight Club', 'Queen of the Damned' and 'Hardcore Diarys' (Mick Foley) to read at some point though. =]
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on March 09, 2009, 20:51
I've just started 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck. It's very good so far.

Trust me, it gets depressing real fast. Steinbeck I enjoy, because he writes in a language that's understandable, but he's not one for cheery happy books...

Utack's side note: If you ever have to do a report on a book where you need to quote other's reviews, Pick 'Grapes of Wrath'. Do not pick 'In Dubious Battle' by Steinbeck, no one cares much about it...even though it's just as interesting a read imo...='(
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Post by: Webby on March 09, 2009, 21:25
Yeah, A structural and Theoretical Investigation of Equatorial cis and trans Uranyl Phosphinimine and Uranyl Phosphine Oxide Complexes UO2Cl2(Cy3PNH)2  and UO2Cl2(Cy3PO)2,  was a much more interesting read.

The only words I understood there were structural, cis and trans. And Phosphine, oxide, theoretical and investigation, of course. D:

I am reading Twilight. It's a "meh" book. I hate Edward, Bella is OK, but I really like Mike. xD
He amuses me.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: pikakitty on March 10, 2009, 15:40
Finished Wolf Brother on Monday which I really enjoyed.

Oh god yes.
I still need the next book from that series, might need to re-read the last book
I love that series ;u; you deserve a cool point.

Also, i'm reading Watchmen again, nearly finished, going to read that book everyone goes on about, the curious incident with the dog in the night time. It sounds decent.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby2 on March 10, 2009, 16:11
Another poem from Seamus Heaney, and a very crap one at that with one about Frogs. It was really boring and uninteresting, I didn't pay attention to it all.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: _Joel_ on March 10, 2009, 17:38
I started reading Watchmen again upon realising I probably won't get to see the film. Its good.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: pikakitty on March 10, 2009, 17:58
I started reading Watchmen again upon realising I probably won't get to see the film. Its good.

That...that's why i'm reading it again too /sob
And because i need to read it over, i think i missed alot of stuff the first time.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: blazibaby on March 10, 2009, 19:24
Right now I'm read "Naughts and Crosses"

....

Makes me cry ;_;

Third time I read it now xD
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Post by: Makoto Niijima on March 15, 2009, 18:38
Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

I'm really enjoying it so far
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Xagor on March 15, 2009, 21:21
Highly accurate calculations of molecular electronic structure.

I suppose there are some interesting bits in this...
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Post by: The Sasquatch on March 15, 2009, 22:41
Highly accurate calculations of molecular electronic structure.

I suppose there are some interesting bits in this...

For some reason I never seem to understand anything you say....
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: iFreak on March 15, 2009, 23:01
Well, I just got done reading "Impulse", I think it's the 4th or 5th book in the "Crank" series. All I have left is Impulse.

Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Xagor on March 16, 2009, 01:02
For some reason I never seem to understand anything you say....

Then my job here is done.
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Post by: TSOL on March 16, 2009, 16:04
I started reading 'The Amber Spyglass' by Philip Pullman yesterday. It's very good so far. I only have a hundred or so pages left, though.
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Post by: Webby on March 16, 2009, 21:33
Highly accurate calculations of molecular electronic structure.

Whoo, I'm guessing this would be more advanced than A2 Chemistry standard? Because if it is it sounds fun. ^^

Then my job here is done.

Yet I understand most of what you say. ^^
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Xagor on March 17, 2009, 01:27
It's computational chemistry to a certain extent. It's basically techniques for computing stuff from QM. It's for a third year physics project at Uni, so a bit above A2.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: The Sasquatch on March 17, 2009, 01:53
It's computational chemistry to a certain extent. It's basically techniques for computing stuff from QM. It's for a third year physics project at Uni, so a bit above A2.

Xagor must be a genius.......
(and my IQ is most likely my age.....)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby2 on March 17, 2009, 17:18
More poems from Seamus Heaney, and another one about Potato Digging, hoorah! (Notice Sarcasm) I swear he must have a potato fetish, in this one he talks about the Potato Famine and extends everything about death, too depressing for my liking.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 17, 2009, 18:03
"Sunshine" by Robyn McKinley. 
yes, another vampire-involving novel. phh q: 
 
Not bad.. though some parts of it seem like a bit of a deus ex machina... such as who her father is being conveniently revealed at the right time.. eh, at the time it just suddenly seemed to come from nowhere -shrug- 
 
some bits I like, though.. and I like the world which is built up in the story. 
 
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Post by: Spartacus on March 18, 2009, 08:51
Just about to start "Silverfin" the young James Bond story by Charlie Higson.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: The Sasquatch on March 20, 2009, 02:36
Wooooooooo! I love the Young Bond Series. It is so cool O0
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Post by: Shadow Lykan™ on March 27, 2009, 23:26
Right now i'm reading two books

1. Blood Beast by Darren Shan

2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Bloatedfish on March 28, 2009, 09:54
I got Ulysees by James Joyce out of the school library the other day (it's supposed to be one of the best books written, or so i herd). I've read about ten pages of it, and so far it's making me go "what?", so I'm hoping it'll make more sense when I read a bit more of it.
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Post by: master1 on March 28, 2009, 11:53
I'm reading "Two Bidoofs For Dummies - By Mudkipz."

I'm nearing the end of Red Dwarf, Better Than Life by Grant Naylor.

Now I have to choose which book in the series to read next. Backwards, or Last Human... Hm...
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Post by: kerri-anne on March 28, 2009, 17:25

the back of a can of coke-cola.
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Post by: rapidash-mike on March 28, 2009, 19:28
I was in the middle of New Moon a while ago, but it got a little boring, then my oldest sister got into twilight and she read the first book in like a day so I was trying to hurry up and read it so she could have it, but I didn't do it fast enough so she just took it. =p

Once I finish the twilight series I'll go back to the Inheritance Trilogy, I got bored at the beginning of Brisingr.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby on March 28, 2009, 20:33
New Moon right now, but it's terrible. I'm on Chapter 3 or 4 and nothing about it makes me want to read. It annoys me. D:
Reading Fruits Basket, too. I need to read volume 4 right now.
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Post by: rapidash-mike on March 28, 2009, 20:44
New Moon right now, but it's terrible. I'm on Chapter 3 or 4 and nothing about it makes me want to read. It annoys me. D:
Even though I'm no Edward fan, I do admit that the books are a wee bit boring without him. New Moon is an odd one, Bella never shuts up about how much pain she's in. >_____>

But once you get around to chapters 13-16 or so, it gets a little better.
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Post by: Webby on March 28, 2009, 21:03
I just find the whole idea of a sequel silly, like as if she was thinking about money rather than a plot. It sucks.
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Post by: Neon Nocturnal on March 28, 2009, 22:14
I'm currently readin Alan Carr's book.
It's pretty funny, but not the funny you see when he's on the T.V, dunno whether it's a good thing or bad though, fans could be disappointed, but then again, it would be boring if he just did the same things as he did on T.V.
Anyway I'll read furthe ron and see how it goes from there.
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Post by: Webby2 on March 28, 2009, 22:40
The posts above this one, that's what I'm reading, and also this one.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Neon Nocturnal on March 29, 2009, 00:00
The posts above this one, that's what I'm reading, and also this one.
Wait....What?
I don't really understand what you're saying, lol.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Webby2 on March 29, 2009, 13:39
Wait....What?
I don't really understand what you're saying, lol.

It was a joke, I was saying that I'm just reading the posts that were posted.
Get that? lol
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Neon Nocturnal on March 29, 2009, 17:25
It was a joke, I was saying that I'm just reading the posts that were posted.
Get that? lol
I must have been really tired last night. ><
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deoxys2 on March 29, 2009, 18:06
It was a joke, I was saying that I'm just reading the posts that were posted.
Get that? lol
It's not a joke for me. That's what I'm reading - what's on the screen.

In books you say? Oh alright. I'm reading a horror book by R.L.Stine.
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Post by: Makoto Niijima on March 29, 2009, 21:51
The first Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya novel

which I'm really enjoying reading
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Post by: OpalRhea on March 29, 2009, 22:38
Currently Reading Inkspell-Conelia Funke
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on March 30, 2009, 22:19
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.

Eh...3 characters. The main character who is much to eaisly influenced, the first side character who so far hasn't done anything but watch the main character become corrupt and painted, and the second side character who'se helping the main character become corrupted.


...Oh, and a bunch of Paradoxes. ...Ungh...At least it's more or less easy to understand, as long as you don't try to understand any of it.

^(Yes, that's a Paradox, or somthing close enough to it. The whole book is more or less like that)
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Post by: Webby2 on March 30, 2009, 22:25
(Kay can help me out here)

A Gillian Clarke Poem, talking about a lake and how she refers to her mother as a heroine, only I forget what it is called. Not that good imo.
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Post by: Dragonpika on March 30, 2009, 22:27
Cold Knap Lake! <3

I love the last two stanzas to that.. the whole metaphor of the lake as memory, beautiful.
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Post by: Webby2 on March 30, 2009, 22:31
^ You like it? I thought it was a bit crap, and it tried to represent too many things, making the lake resemble a state of confusion in my eyes. Although I did find a balance of love and hate towards the lake, and how it can be good and bad. Shame about the girl though in the poem, things go from bad to worse for her.

One thing I like about it though is how it compares with Heaney poems as they both are based on memory, and how they react towards the thought of it, as well as when it happened at that time.
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Post by: Webby on March 30, 2009, 23:15
I loved that poem! <3
I loved pretty much all of her poetry, it's all quite nice.
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Post by: Mulholland on March 31, 2009, 00:29
I guess that would be a 'Teach Yourself Dutch in 3 Months' book.

That's not too weird right?
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Post by: Joeno on March 31, 2009, 00:55
Right now it's Terry Pratchett's Men At Arms.
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Post by: Anarcree on March 31, 2009, 17:21
Reading Oath Breaker by Michelle Paver now. Finished Soul Eater last week and Outcast last night. Really enjoying the story so far. Really didn't like Seshru the Viper Mage.. nasty woman. Started to gain some respect for Kin-Fedinn, whom I didn't like at all throughout the first four books.
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Post by: Webby2 on March 31, 2009, 19:01
Another poem by Gillian Clarke, and it is such a warm and excellent poem in which she talks to her daughter personally through part of it, and talks about her to us. Great stuff!
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Post by: Webby on March 31, 2009, 21:25
Still reading New Moon, and all life within the book has ended.  >:
Seriously, got to Chapter 13 and everything has gone boring again. D:
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Post by: Dragonpika on March 31, 2009, 23:37
^ poor Webby xD and you still have two books to go, both much longer~ -delights in your suffering-

Right now I'm reading my Mechanics notes, trying to figure out how to do this damned homework question :[

Reading Oath Breaker by Michelle Paver now. Finished Soul Eater last week and Outcast last night. Really enjoying the story so far. Really didn't like Seshru the Viper Mage.. nasty woman. Started to gain some respect for Kin-Fedinn, whom I didn't like at all throughout the first four books.

on your little mission through my bookshelf xD hmn.. what should I lend you next?! D:

-eyes Artemis Fowl..-

Mmn I hated Seshru too, nasty she is :< I never really warmed to Fin-Kedinn.. not sure why. He just grated on me.

Renn Renn Renn (and Wolf) <333

EDIT: that genuinely was a typo P: lawl.
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Post by: Webby2 on April 01, 2009, 16:55
^ poor Webbz xD and you still have two books to go, both much longer~ -delights in your suffering-

You mean poor Webby there don't you? Le gasp!
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Post by: DA| Your Knight in Shining Armour on April 01, 2009, 18:23
I'm currently reading Marked By P.C. and Kristin Cast. Got all three House of Night novels, just started the first waiting for classes to start.
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Post by: _Joel_ on April 01, 2009, 20:50
Just finished A Streetcar Named Desire. Best play ever, I must say. And I'm now attempting to keep reading the Kite Runner. Both have to be done for English. Kite Runner's so long and boring though... And has gay child rape in it.
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Post by: master1 on April 01, 2009, 21:01
I just started "Backwards" by Rob Grant.

It's a murder-mystery that takes place in a backwards universe. Amazing.
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Post by: +anima: Cooro on April 01, 2009, 21:10
I'm reading the book thief. AGAIN. i need to buy some new books ;;
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Post by: Webby on April 01, 2009, 22:00
^ poor Webby xD and you still have two books to go, both much longer~ -delights in your suffering-

Without happy Jacob, and as painful as it is to say, stupid little Edward and his lovely family, the series is boring.  >:
I honestly know I shouldn't continue, but I find it hard to leave series of books alone when I've started.
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Post by: Dragonpika on April 02, 2009, 00:20
I'm reading the book thief. AGAIN. i need to buy some new books ;;

I love that book! <3 I do believe I may have to read it again now that you've said that o: wonder if it's as good the second time around.
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Post by: Webby2 on April 02, 2009, 00:36
lol just read that Kay edited her post at the start of the page :P

That poem that I was on about was called Catrin as well. Got another one or two tomorrow in English, so I will provide feedback with that.
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Post by: Mulholland on April 02, 2009, 20:47
I just started "Backwards" by Rob Grant.

It's a murder-mystery that takes place in a backwards universe. Amazing.

Isn't that one of the Red Dwarf books?
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Post by: Webby2 on April 02, 2009, 20:49
Turns out I did more analysis on Catrin, although I read a bit of one about Baby Sitting.
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Post by: master1 on April 02, 2009, 21:00
Isn't that one of the Red Dwarf books?

Indeed it is. The sequal to "Better Than Life."
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Post by: Mulholland on April 02, 2009, 21:06
Indeed it is. The sequal to "Better Than Life."

That was a good book. Far darker than the episode. Loved it :D
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Post by: pikakitty on April 02, 2009, 21:45
I was gonna say Watchmen buttt...I'm not exactly reading it, more skimming though it for bits i MAY have missed.

so I have 1984 right next to me,. I'm considering reading that...or going to find the curious incident since my sister hid it before i got to chapter 2 (I put things off too much)
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Post by: master1 on April 02, 2009, 21:47
That was a good book. Far darker than the episode. Loved it :D

Hm. I prefer it in book form to the TV episode simply because it's longer.
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Post by: Deoxys2 on April 03, 2009, 21:12
I'm not reading any book at the moment, but I've just finished an Anthony Horowitz book. (I can't remember the name for some reason!)
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Post by: Piccolami. on April 04, 2009, 08:43
I'm reading the AQA Chemistry revision guide at the moment, and attempting to remember how to spell Phenolphthalein. Yay GCSE revision.
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Post by: Liam on April 04, 2009, 08:44
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox.

Brilliant book so far. Holly Short has always been my favourite throughout all of the books.

Omnitool I want one. ;___;
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Post by: Webby on April 04, 2009, 09:20
Phenolphthalein.

You need to remember that at GCSE?  o.o
I only learnt about it this year, and I'm doing A2 Chemistry.

Hmm, still reading New Moon and it's got so many ups and down is must be going through a rough patch in life. D:
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Post by: Deoxys2 on April 04, 2009, 11:08
I'm not reading any book at the moment, but I've just finished an Anthony Horowitz book. (I can't remember the name for some reason!)
Ah yes, I remember the name now. 'The Greek Who Stole Christmas'. That's a good book... It's one of the Diamond Brothers books. I've read the others in that 'series' (if you could call it that) as well. My favourite has got to be 'The Falcon's Malteser'. And yes, it does have a chocolate Malteser in it. o.o
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Post by: Freestyler on April 04, 2009, 15:29
Right know, I am reading harry potter and the half blood prince for the 3rd time.

I like this book =3
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Post by: Webby2 on April 04, 2009, 17:40
I have to reread Educating Rita to get more quotes for my Essay so I can bump it upto A*, everything is all good regarding it. Pretty pleased with myself if I am honest.
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Post by: Deoxys2 on April 05, 2009, 12:29
Right know, I am reading harry potter and the half blood prince for the 3rd time.

I like this book =3
I've read all of them and seen all the ones that have came out. The mocies are good, but it doesn't beat the books. ;)
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Post by: TSOL on April 05, 2009, 21:31
Just starting 'Going Postal' by Terry Pratchett today after I got it in a charity shop shomewhere in London. It's pretty darn hilarious so far, Mr Groat FTW.
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on April 05, 2009, 21:39
I'm reading 'What Katy did' by Susan Coolbridge.
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Post by: Piccolami. on April 06, 2009, 20:27
You need to remember that at GCSE?  o.o
I only learnt about it this year, and I'm doing A2 Chemistry.


Yup, we've been doing about titrations and stuff, and have been using that. It's on the syllabus too, I think.

I've now moved onto AQA revision guides for The American West & Medicine Through Time and Duffy, Armitage & Pre- 1914 Poetry.
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Post by: Webby on April 06, 2009, 21:06
Yup, we've been doing about titrations and stuff, and have been using that. It's on the syllabus too, I think.

o.o
Whoaaa. I don't remember doing titrations at GCSE. I probably did a sucky course.  D:

Finished New Moon, so I've got nothing to read.
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Post by: Webby2 on April 07, 2009, 00:25
o.o
Whoaaa. I don't remember doing titrations at GCSE. I probably did a sucky course.  D:

Titrations are crap, the experiment i had to do for it was boring. Waste of some lessons if you ask me.
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Post by: Freestyler on April 09, 2009, 12:53
I just finished harry potter book 6.

I have gone back to the twilight series and am reading new moon for the 1st time :3
Posted on: April 07, 2009, 15:36
And now I am onto eclipse and finished new moon.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on April 09, 2009, 20:36
I finished reading Darren Shan - Hell's Horizon last night. I couldn't put it down!

I'm currently reading Bodas de Sangre again, because I need it for coursework =[
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Post by: Mulholland on April 09, 2009, 20:37
...my recipe folder as I wanna know what to cook for my boyfriend tomorrow.... yea I keep a recipe folder
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Post by: _Joel_ on April 11, 2009, 16:59
I'm reading Twilight at minute. I'm about two thirds of the way through it now. Its pretty good but a bit too sickly (y'know what I mean...) for my liking. There best be some fighting soon in it...
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Post by: iFreak on April 12, 2009, 16:21
I'm reading Twilight at minute. I'm about two thirds of the way through it now. Its pretty good but a bit too sickly (y'know what I mean...) for my liking. There best be some fighting soon in it...
There isn't any until Breaking Dawn. The other vampys are like 'GRR', and Bella's like 'whoah'. And she saves her people, and everyone lives happily ever after.

I'm reading "Breathe", for the second time. Very good, but I wish it was more wordily :D I know that's not a word, but yeah. I'm not complaining 'bout it.
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Post by: Webby on April 12, 2009, 22:45
There isn't any until Breaking Dawn. The other vampys are like 'GRR', and Bella's like 'whoah'. And she saves her people, and everyone lives happily ever after.

It's hinted quite heavily near the end of Twilight and during New Moon though. Needs more action. D:
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on April 13, 2009, 15:26
Dragon Keeper.
LololdbookIdugup.
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Post by: Mulholland on April 13, 2009, 20:34
I've just begun to read 'The UnDutchables' ^^

I don't think I could ever eat a herring in one go o-o
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on April 13, 2009, 22:16
Just finished 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde. Gotta say, I'm not that surprised with the ending...
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Post by: Kpyna on April 13, 2009, 23:09
I just finished The Hunger Games. One of the best books I've ever read in my life. No joke.

 I am serious, you think a book is something you lay back on the recliner and read until you doze off? Pfft, this book made my heart beat faster as soon as I opened it, and I lay awake for hours, wondering what will happen next. Trust me, I'm an animal book person, but this book will prove to be addictive until the very last page.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on April 18, 2009, 22:02
I just finished reading a book called Tell No One, by Harlan Coben. It's a crime book but it was excellent.
 It's about a man who's wife gets killed;  8 years later she sends him an email and he ends up going on the run.

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Post by: laironlover77 on April 21, 2009, 23:45
Just starter reading George Orwell's 1984 for school. I can see it'll be one of the weirest book I've ever read.
...but, probably one of the coolest. =D
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Post by: ClikC on April 22, 2009, 00:44
Just finished reading 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy. Great book, hope the films lives upto it.

I'm writing some fan-fiction at the moment. Based on Adam Warrens the Dirty Pair series.
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Post by: Webby2 on April 22, 2009, 02:45
I had to once again read Educating Rita to find quotes to improve my essay even more. I think I'm definitely bored of the book now.
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Post by: IceRain on April 22, 2009, 02:58
I'm reading the Warrior's third series, on book number 4. In school we are reading this SUPER boring book about 5 sister's in the dominican republic and there's a bad dictator and blah blah blah it's sooooo boring. I think it's called In The Time Of Butterflies  :P
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Post by: Winston Payne on April 22, 2009, 11:31
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".

I don't like it. The way it's written annoys me.
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Post by: master1 on April 22, 2009, 14:10
I've stopped reading "Red Dwarf: Backwards" now. I don't care about Ace Rimmer, for smeg's sake! Too many Ace Hole chapters in one book.  >:(
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Post by: Mulholland on April 22, 2009, 16:35
Currently reading the buyer protection policies on eBay.

Kinda got conned by someone selling LeafGreen. All I wanted was a fuller Pokédex on Diamond  :'(
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Post by: Piccolami. on April 22, 2009, 17:20
I'm currently reading my revision pack for my French speaking exam.
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on April 22, 2009, 18:17
Panic by Jeff Abbott


Quote from: Blurb on the back of my book
Things are going well for young filmmaker Evan Casheer - until he receives an urgent phone call from his mother, summoning him home. He arrives to find her brutally murdered body on the kitchen floor and a hitman lying in wait for him. It is then he realises his whole life has been a lie. His parents are not who he thought they were, his girlfriend is not who he thought she was, his entire existance has been an ingeniously constructed sham. Evan's only hope for suvivial is to discover the truth behind his past.

Bought this at the Smiths in Waterloo when I was waiting for a train back home earlier today.
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Post by: Webby on April 22, 2009, 18:44
I'm currently reading my revision pack for my French speaking exam.

Good luck with that, those exams are horrible.  ;-;

I currently have Eclipse to read now that Cora has given it to me... not sure when I'll start it though. :\
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Post by: Piccolami. on April 22, 2009, 18:58
Good luck with that, those exams are horrible.  ;-;


Thanks... It's worse because I have that and my Drama practical on the same day =[

Now I'm reading my German presentation. There's no way I'm gonna remember all of this =S
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Post by: Webby2 on April 22, 2009, 20:59
Thanks... It's worse because I have that and my Drama practical on the same day =[

Drama Practical is awesome but horrible, you get so nervous with it. I had the whole day to practice before it though, I'm on C already through Practical alone which is awesome. Good luck with yours!

Currently reading the buyer protection policies on eBay.

Damn you eBay!!
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Post by: Webby on April 23, 2009, 22:33
I started Eclipse yesterday and I'm on chapter 13, where things get pretty interesting. Some bits have been "meh", but it's much, much better than New Moon.
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Post by: #Emma---# on April 24, 2009, 21:27
I am reading Confessions Of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, as well as still reading The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. Both good books but I just haven't had time to finish them.

I am also working my way through the AS Geography Edexcel text book as well as the AS OCR Physics text book. Yay.
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Post by: Webby on April 24, 2009, 21:29
I'm on Chapter 27 of Eclipse now. I only stopped reading because my desire for the computer was much greater.
One chapter and an epilogue to go. Wow, that was fast.  o.o
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Post by: _Joel_ on April 25, 2009, 16:36
I've almost finished the Kite Runner. That book's almost killing me. I shoulda read it like 6 months ago when we got given it... Only 4 more chapters though. Its not a bad book when you get past the raping.

I'm also reading New Moon. Boring as hell. Twilight is so much better. Never thought I'd ever say that...
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Post by: kerri-anne on April 25, 2009, 16:49

Hairmutt: Can I have the TV guide
Curtis: I am reading it.
Kerri-anne: Curtis you can't read, I am reading the second lord of the rings.
Hairmutt: Curtis TV guide?
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on April 30, 2009, 04:50
Me? I'm reading Slaughterhouse five...I need to finish it and create a test on it for my Teacher by May 19th...Think I got a chance?
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Post by: Mulholland on April 30, 2009, 16:54
At the moment I am reading Chapter 3 of my Psychopathology text-book.

It's not as interesting as I'd hoped ¬¬
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Post by: lit R.I.P PUK on April 30, 2009, 16:58
Uh, The Hippopotimas by Stephen Fry.

How rude. :c
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Post by: IceRain on April 30, 2009, 17:01
In school we have to read Cather In The Raye (or Rye I do not know xP) I like it a WHOLE lot better then that stupid Butterflies crap xP
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Post by: Piccolami. on April 30, 2009, 20:40
In school we have to read Cather In The Raye (or Rye I do not know xP) I like it a WHOLE lot better then that stupid Butterflies crap xP

I'm re-reading CITR at the moment, ready for my GCSEs. Less than 2 weeks to go now =S
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on May 06, 2009, 05:08
Ahhh, Catcher in the Rye...Not sure if I ever really got the meaning of that book, but it wasn't that bad.

I've just finished Slaughterhouse 5. Gotta admit, I can't tell up from down in that book...We more or less end at the beginning, and find the ending halfway through, if we were to look at it Chronologically...But then again it's all about Time and such, so I guess it's structed that way on purpose...
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Post by: Dragonpika on May 07, 2009, 18:42
Was browsing charity shops for something new to read and I came across Postcards From No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers. I'm two chapters in so far. It has one of those awkward writing styles that takes a chapter or two to get into, has that typical "each chapter is narrated by a different character telling their own story" style, and the descriptions have a few gems (such as the waiters "fluttering in and out of canopied cafés like birds from a nesting box) but as soon as the narrator starts moving they get kinda hard to follow. I had to really concentrate to figure out what was going on.

Not to mention the alarming description of the girl playing bongoes in the plein.. -shudders- ;;

I think the odd words of Dutch thrown in are integrated quite well though, it's usually fairly obvious what they mean, without the author resorting to pasting dictionary definitions in the middle of the page like Markus Zusak does in The Book Thief xD

Still, it's alright. Quite enjoying it so far, it's just not grabbed me yet.
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Post by: Webby2 on May 07, 2009, 18:44
Now I'm on Pre 1914 Poems, and they aren't interesting, except for The Eagle, as it is short and sweet. Exam will be soon, so I'm going to go through my Anthology thoroughly.
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Post by: MarbleZone on May 07, 2009, 18:58
Georde R.R. Martin's "A Clash of Kings", from the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

Purely epic. It's like... enjoyable Tolkien. Okay, I'm half-joking, I found the second book of LotR a colossal bore, but I know I'm part of a distinct minority, don't roast me. =P
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Post by: Piccolami. on May 07, 2009, 21:59
Pre-1914 poems for me now,  and stuff from Duffy and Armitage too. The Laboratory is rather awesome, and Kid is a great poem too =]
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Post by: Webby2 on May 07, 2009, 23:23
Pre-1914 poems for me now,  and stuff from Duffy and Armitage too. The Laboratory is rather awesome, and Kid is a great poem too =]

Ha ha, poor you, Duffy and Armitage aren't as good as Heaney and Clarke. They would so kick their ass in a tag team match, you wouldn't bet against them =P

Too many poems though for my liking, dare I say it... I want Of Mice And Men back! O_O
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Post by: Kpyna on May 08, 2009, 00:17
Reading A Break With Charity. It's a book about a girl in the Salem Witch Trials. I have to read it with a group for LA.
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Post by: Piccolami. on May 08, 2009, 18:27
Ha ha, poor you, Duffy and Armitage aren't as good as Heaney and Clarke. They would so kick their ass in a tag team match, you wouldn't bet against them =P

Too many poems though for my liking, dare I say it... I want Of Mice And Men back! O_O

Ah, but Education for Leisure is an amazing poem! Shame it's been taken off the syllabus, really.

Back to CITR again. Gosh I'm bored of this book =[
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Post by: Mulholland on May 10, 2009, 00:10
Today I read about:

Obesity, Bulemia, Anorexia, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning and Habituation. All this in various textbooks ^^
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Post by: SomeoneStoleMyUsername! on May 12, 2009, 11:58
Right now I'm being forced to read Under the Mountain for English. The last book I read because I wanted to was Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst.
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Post by: Webby2 on May 12, 2009, 18:07
I'm reading Of Mice Of Men again sort of... great...
Only a little bit on it though, just to recap on it before the exam.
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Post by: Xagor on May 15, 2009, 00:04
Do my Quantum Mechanics notes and exam papers count?

I suppose I did finish the 1st Haruhi Light Novel earlier in the week...
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on May 15, 2009, 17:19
currently rereading "Hell to pay" by shaun hutson.. I thought I'd lost the book and then I found it yesterday, so.. celebration read o.o 
then I shall reread "Pig Island" by mo hayder.. again, thought it'd gone missing, but my mum had borrowed it, tsk :c 
 
I did buy a large batch of typical crime novels from tesco a couple of days ago, though :v ...there was a sale. 
so shall have a go at those when I've finished these. 
 
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Post by: Dragonpika on May 15, 2009, 21:59
Reread Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and now I'm reading Deathly Hallows again. I'd forgotten how Holocaust-esque some of the Ministry's actions are.. having the Muggleborn register, pure-bloods being the "superior race" and not breeding with "undesirables," telling the public that Muggleborns were trying to bring down the pure-bloods and that they had "stolen" their magic.. hmn.

DOBBY ;_;
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Post by: Chardan on May 15, 2009, 22:06
I tend to have times where I read for half a year, and then lose interest and repeat. At the moment, its the Guiness Book 2009, just for laughs.
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Post by: master1 on May 15, 2009, 22:10
I'm reading "Red Dwarf - Backwards" again, as well as two series written by friends of mine. I'm neglecting all three, though. DX
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Post by: rapidash-mike on May 18, 2009, 04:34
I'm rereading The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, I haven't read it in years. D:
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Post by: Spartacus on May 18, 2009, 13:22
Just finished: Nothing to Lose by Lee Childs.

Just starting: The Decieved by Brett Battles

Awaiting: The Geneva Deception by James Twinning, Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly, The Unwanted by Brett Battles

I think I'm going to read Scarecrow by M.R. again
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Post by: MarbleZone on May 18, 2009, 16:03
Reread Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and now I'm reading Deathly Hallows again. I'd forgotten how Holocaust-esque some of the Ministry's actions are.. having the Muggleborn register, pure-bloods being the "superior race" and not breeding with "undesirables," telling the public that Muggleborns were trying to bring down the pure-bloods and that they had "stolen" their magic.. hmn.

DOBBY ;_;

YES. Dobby. >:D

Hedwig, on the other hand... ;_;
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Post by: Piccolami. on May 18, 2009, 19:30
YES. Dobby. >:D

Hedwig, on the other hand... ;_;

Hedwig AND Dobby ;_;

I'm reading Catcher in the Rye as fast as is possible, as my exam is tomorrow and I completely neglected to re-read it properly. I'm also going over the notes for my poems =[
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Post by: Dragonpika on May 18, 2009, 20:17
yes, Hedwig ;;

Haha, I remember the wonderful speedreading of set texts before English exams.. I almost miss it. Almost P: I actually only read half of Frankenstein before my AS exam, which was.. probably a bad idea, but there y'go xD;

Seriously, there's that much junk to write about in that book that you don't NEED to read it all to sit an exam on it.

They've gone and changed A-level English now.. so you don't get the text IN the exam. You're supposed to learn it all D: I find that ridiculous.. very glad I sat it the year before that changed. Don't make it any more of a memory test than it already is! :c

Good look, you GCSE'ers, for tomorrow ^_^
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Post by: Gridbug on June 01, 2009, 02:10
I actually only read half of Frankenstein before my AS exam, which was.. probably a bad idea, but there y'go xD;

As young as I am, it would be surprising to hear that I read that entire book on my own free will. For an independent novel project.


It may also be surprising that I am currently reading Twilight.

Yes.

Twilight.

;.;


And I was planning to finish Warriors: A Dangerous Path by the last day of school. I'm barely halfway through it nao... ;.;
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Post by: Arcanine ;; death rides a black horse on June 01, 2009, 16:17
I finished reading Megan by Mary Hooper today. I got it today too, but it's a little small and I read it through Geography and R.E when we were watching films.

I can't wait for when the Megan 2 goes back into the library. It's really good, and curse the person that took Megan 2 out.
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Post by: Hicky on June 01, 2009, 16:19
I'm reading a translation of "Murder Trials" by Cicero. I'm so prententious. It's really good though.. he has a fantastic talent for speaking that is noticeable even in the modern word.
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Post by: Mik on June 03, 2009, 19:32
Island by Aldous Huxley.

This, after having read Brave New World
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Post by: EMPIRE on June 12, 2009, 23:19
At the moment i am reading The Damned Utd, after seeing the film i was curious if the book lived up to its dark portraial.
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Post by: rapidash-mike on June 13, 2009, 02:12
Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Poor girl... I wish I could give her a hug but she's not real. D:
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Post by: Mulholland on June 13, 2009, 09:50
The Thinking Ape by Richard Byrne

...

It's part of my module reading
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Post by: #Emma---# on June 13, 2009, 18:16
I just finished Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer and was a bit disappointed with it =/

Now I can't decide what to read. Will probably either be Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz, Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, or Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman. I have like 8 or more books that I haven't read yet =P
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Post by: _Joel_ on June 14, 2009, 18:05
I'm reading New Moon at the minute. Started it like a month ago then got bored. After finally watching Twilight and thinking the film was good I thought I may as well read the next before that film comes out. I'm also reading Doctor Faustus for English. 17th century plays are hard to read...
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Post by: Freestyler on June 19, 2009, 12:33
A horror. Dracula-braham stoker. (name of authors secondnake is probably mispelt) really good book.
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Post by: Spartacus on June 20, 2009, 10:03
Sandstorm By James Rollins the first Sigma Force novel
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on June 20, 2009, 10:21
Well in English we're reading How To Kill A Mockingbird, I didn't get it at first but I do now. We're watching the film with it ;-;

I also have to do a personal study book, write a report on the theme ect, I've picked the Hunger Games and finished it yesterday. It was  really good book but I cbb'd with a big essay about it D:
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Post by: Mulholland on June 20, 2009, 20:21
My notes... I have exams in over a week  :'(
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Post by: Kpyna on June 21, 2009, 01:20
Nothing right now, but soon I'm going to be reading Ender's Game, and then 1984.
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Post by: Piccolami. on June 21, 2009, 14:12
Finished re-reading the Old Kingdom trilogy the other day, and now I have nothing to read =[
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Post by: Webby2 on June 21, 2009, 14:17
I'm reading something so sophisticated... it's so unbelievable...

Yes, it's a Mars Bar!
Might enter the code into the website to see if I win a ball, although I don't need one.
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Post by: Webby on June 23, 2009, 13:02
I would say I'm reading Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah... but... I finished it yesterday afternoon after I bought it. D:
I'm definitely going to look for Falling Leaves (her autobiography) because this was a basic look at a small part of the content... I want to know more about her life.
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Post by: #Emma---# on June 23, 2009, 16:36
I just finished reading Breaking Dawn, and I actually thought it was a pretty good book; the best of the Twilight series too.

Breaking Dawn > Twilight > Eclipse > New Moon

Now I am back to reading Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, and may start another book at some point. Probably not until I finish this one though. This book seems pretty good too.
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Post by: q.c.™ on June 23, 2009, 18:35
I would say that I'm reading Raven Rise.. but I just am not even halfway through with it.

the book mark's been in there for ages
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Post by: SomeoneStoleMyUsername! on June 24, 2009, 16:22
I've decided to give the Twilight books another chance.
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Post by: q.c.™ on June 24, 2009, 20:25
^ im on Eclipse =D

i liked new moon.. theres a part i want to see how they adapt into the movie.
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Post by: Webby on July 01, 2009, 21:07
I've started reading The Wind Singer by William Nicholson; I bought the trilogy this afternoon after searching my local WHSmiths, and it's been worth it. <3
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 01, 2009, 21:16
hurrah <3 
-another fan of those books right hier- 
 
I'm reading "Bad Things" by Michael Marshall. I love it so far.. may have something to do with the fact that I only read it a bit of a time at night, but it's wonderfully creepy. 
A tad predictable in places, and I think I can guess the ending.. so long as it's not executed horribly then I won't mind. 
 
far too many books have been ruined by terribly-written endings D: 
 
 
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Post by: _Joel_ on July 02, 2009, 17:43
Just about to finish the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (y'know, the novel). Better than any other incarnation of it really (anime and manga versions). Now I've gotta wait until October for the second novel to come out...
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Post by: The Macintosh Ninja: SOH CAH TOA on July 02, 2009, 22:37
I'm stuck reading Pride and Prejudice for the AP English Literature class I'm going to take this year.  Not too bad a novel if I say so.
MUCH better then Mrs. Dalloway, the other book I had to read.
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Post by: //*Tragedy<3 on July 07, 2009, 16:34
one of the Gossip Girl books. . . can't remember which one. ^^;
I just finished P.S. I Loathe You from the Clique series, too.

I personally think they're better then the Twilight books haha. :3
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Post by: pikakitty on July 07, 2009, 18:19
i've been re-reading the chronicles of ancient darkness recently. i've not read the new book yet, i only read up to outcast and that was about 2 years ago, so i might as well read the last few before i read the new one so i'm all caught up.

i got some money from my lovely gran last week, so i'm going to go and buy this little graphic novel i saw called maus. it looked interesting so i'll probably enjoy that.
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Post by: Spook on July 07, 2009, 18:22
The Naruto Shonen Jump Manga at the mo.

I need the next in the series ;-;
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on July 08, 2009, 21:45
I'm reading a book called Blood Ties by Sophie Mackenzie. It's for my english personal study D: I would tell you what it's about but I'd spoil it x.x
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Post by: Dragonpika on July 09, 2009, 22:46
i've been re-reading the chronicles of ancient darkness recently. i've not read the new book yet, i only read up to outcast and that was about 2 years ago, so i might as well read the last few before i read the new one so i'm all caught up.

dfddgfs <3 I love those books so much (: I actually can't WAIT for the last one.. but yes, I too should really reread them before it comes out o.o
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on July 11, 2009, 18:10
Not reading anything atm, but the books I've read in the past month are:

Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Firestarter - Stephen King
Spirit Walker - Michelle Paver

The Orwell is great. I recommend both books to everybody; the messages are so profound.
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Post by: b1g on July 22, 2009, 13:44
re-reading "to kill a mockingbird" for about the third time.
i love it.
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Post by: progartpkmn98 on July 22, 2009, 18:07
re-reading "to kill a mockingbird" for about the third time.
i love it.

I'm reading that after my NR.

I'm NR: Eldest - Christopher Paolini.

Eragon is win.
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Post by: Wild-Squirtle on July 22, 2009, 18:57
I've just read the boy in striped pj's.
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Post by: rapidash-mike on July 22, 2009, 19:31
I finished James and the Giant Peach a few nights ago. Why do I love reading children's books? D:

Now I'm reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini. I preordered it, read a little bit into it and got really bored, lulz. Now I'm back into it~
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 23, 2009, 00:43
Currently reading Play Dead by Richard Montanari. It's rather spiffy thus far, though I'm only about 12 chapters in. 
 
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Post by: master1 on July 23, 2009, 00:50
Right at this very moment: The booklet that came with the soundtrack to Doctor Who series one and two.
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Post by: b1g on July 23, 2009, 12:05
while i am still reading "to kill a mockingbird' i am curious about one thing..

has anyone here read/or is reading a book called "the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime"?
that is a marvelous read.
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Post by: Zy on July 23, 2009, 12:07
"If On A Winter's Night A Traveler..." english translation by William Weaver
epic.
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Post by: Piccolami. on July 23, 2009, 12:21
has anyone here read/or is reading a book called "the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime"?
that is a marvelous read.

Yup, it was compulsory reading for us in Year 9.

I'm currently flicking through the Chemistry textbook I bought yesterday. I have a lack of new books to read =[
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Post by: Wild-Squirtle on July 23, 2009, 12:23
I am reading Darren Shan's Dark Calling, and i am reading (again) the boy in striped pj's.
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Post by: b1g on July 23, 2009, 21:12
Yup, it was compulsory reading for us in Year 9.

what did you think of it?
year 9.. thats cool.
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Post by: Piccolami. on July 24, 2009, 10:47
It was pretty good... I'd read it a year or so before we read it in class, and really enjoyed it then. But reading it at the excruciatingly slow pace that it was read in class put me off of it a bit...

I think I'll re-read it when I go back to school ^^
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Post by: q.c.™ on July 25, 2009, 08:47
REJOICE~!!!

I finally have the final Pendragon book, after reading the series for nearly 6 years, yes... six years.. I finally have the last book.

Oh boy.. what will I read.. I finished Harry Potter a year or so ago and I'm almost done with Pendragon.. my world of literature is ending...

but wait.. I can still read.. Leven Thumps.. thank heavens.
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Post by: Sparkling Mew -- Volleyball Lover on July 26, 2009, 03:46
I'm forced to read Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, for a summer reading project.  :dry: I think it is a pretty dull book.
I just got finished reading My Sister's Keeper though, it is a very epic and suprising book (especially the end!)
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Post by: The Entertainer on July 26, 2009, 03:58
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (http://a4.vox.com/6a00d4142cb4cc3c7f011017cd8ab4860e-500pi).

I'll also collect the other two:

City of Ashes (http://a5.vox.com/6a00cdf3a54d98cb8f00fae8e3c35d000b-500pi).
City of Glass (http://www.suvudu.com/suvudumedia/cogcover.jpg).

I fell in love with it, would really make a good movie.
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Post by: Milsap on July 28, 2009, 11:28
Just finished re-reading Slash's autobiography. Funny, truthful and in a word- 'excessive'

Seriously, a gallon of vodka A DAY?
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 31, 2009, 16:10
reading American Gods [author's preferred text, hur 0o] by Neil Gaiman... finally xD; 
I got Anansi Boys a few years back and loved it, [& Neverwhere is possibly my favourite book] so.. finally bought this. 
about halfway through.. it is most spiffy. love the concept, ocourse. 
hurrah for vague surrealism~ 
 
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Post by: Shadow Lykan™ on August 01, 2009, 01:09
Books I'm Currently Reading:
Blood Beast by Darren Shan
Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire by J.K.Rowling
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
JPOD by Douglas Coupland
IT by Stephen King
Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern
Change Of Heart by Jodi Picoult
SoulMaster by Pete Sides
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Post by: Paul200 on August 01, 2009, 01:15
^ My Mum loves Cecilia Ahern's books. xD I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Eclipse.
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Post by: Freestyler on August 01, 2009, 01:17
^ IT is a lovely book, so is the movie :)

Harry potter and the deathly hallows-fanmade version. It wins the jk Rowling version.

Postsniped
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Post by: Shadow Lykan™ on August 01, 2009, 01:48
^ My Mum loves Cecilia Ahern's books. xD I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Eclipse.

Then your mum has excellent taste in books my friend, oh i forgot to say a few other books.

Mokee Joe is coming by Peter J Murry
MISERY by Stephen King
The Window by Carol Ellis
and finally Crystal by Katie Price


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Post by: TSOL on August 01, 2009, 18:49
I'm reading 2 book at the moment.

Sourcery - Terry Pratchett
and
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Both amazing, I'd recommend them to anyone.
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Post by: Sunnii on August 02, 2009, 12:10
I am reading five competly different books....
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Post by: b1g on August 07, 2009, 15:05
^ care to share?

i recently picked up "the republic" by Plato from my school library.. it's on the desk right next to me.
i really want to read it after i had to analyze the hidden meaning to it for an english exam, and it appealed to me..

i just finished reading "iliad" by the poet homer.. wonderful read. although i got lost 10+ times.. haha
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Post by: Webby on August 07, 2009, 15:08
i recently picked up "the republic" by Plato from my school library.. it's on the desk right next to me.
i really want to read it after i had to analyze the hidden meaning to it for an english exam, and it appealed to me..

I could have read that book and done an exam on it for Philosophy... but it's quite big and Plato's stuff is quite deep. We went with Russell's "Problems of Philosophy" instead, but I think I may try and read The Republic if I chance because I want to see how much Plato actually set in stone for us (Plato was one of the major Philosophers of his era and most of his work is the foundation of current philosophical debate).
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Post by: b1g on August 07, 2009, 15:13
Mmm, yes, I know. I don't do philosophy, it was just there as an example of an allegory, and I was suprised when plato wrote it (after he witnessed socrates' execution, so the book says..)
yet to read it though and doubt i will understand most of it, but i'll give it a try.
;D
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Post by: #Emma---# on August 13, 2009, 17:47
I spent the last week in Greece, and I managed to get through 4 books from sitting by the pool and on the beach xP

First I read Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, then The Host by Stephenie Meyer, then Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman, then Confessions Of A Shopoholic by Sophie Kinsella. I managed to leave the last book by the pool though =[
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Post by: Gridbug on August 13, 2009, 22:25
Believe it or not, I've started to read Stephen King's "It". Marvelous book so far.

Finished the Generation Dead series while on vacation...

Variety? What's that? :P
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Post by: Freestyler on August 16, 2009, 22:38
I took an interest to "the little red book" by mao zedong.

It's such a colourful book in a metaphorical way :)
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Post by: Paul200 on August 16, 2009, 23:48
The big book of China. My dad wants me to learn more about my roots...
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Post by: _Joel_ on August 17, 2009, 17:25
After finally finishing New Moon (it was boring...) I've managed to get onto Eclipse which is slightly better. I'm also having to read Dracula for English. After them two I'll most likely read either Breaking Dawn or Lord Loss by Darren Shan (bought that for 99p!)
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Post by: b1g on August 18, 2009, 06:53
i just finished reading sara douglass' "Pilgrim" (book 2 in the wayfarer redeption, or book 5 in the axis series for all you americans) and am starting "Blade of Fortriu" by Juliet somelongname about some old celtic tribe. pretty sick, no?

i went to the library at school and asked for mein kampf, in all seriousness, and one of them called me a nazi. free speech ftl.

being an avid cussler fan i also finished his new kurt austin series book, "medusa", quite decent. +4
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on August 18, 2009, 17:41
John Milton's epic 17th century poem, Paradise Lost.
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Post by: ~Evanscence~ on August 18, 2009, 17:48
I spent the last week in Greece, and I managed to get through 4 books from sitting by the pool and on the beach xP

First I read Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, then The Host by Stephenie Meyer, then Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman, then Confessions Of A Shopoholic by Sophie Kinsella. I managed to leave the last book by the pool though =[

the host? i wanted to read that. is it good?

me? read? it's the summer! i don't have to read for another six days! that's when school starts, so that's when i have to start thinking!
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Post by: #Emma---# on August 18, 2009, 23:13
the host? i wanted to read that. is it good?

I found it to be a bit confusing at first, but then I got into it and thought it was pretty good. It was also a really addictive book, so I ended up finishing it within days xP

The next book I'm going to read will be The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine, I think =]
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Post by: b1g on August 19, 2009, 14:06
i heard there is a new matthew reilly book; any reviews from current readers yet..?
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Post by: Mulholland on August 19, 2009, 14:14
A bunch of psychology papers on the link between birth month and suicide... it's really interesting
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Post by: Requiem of a Dream on August 19, 2009, 16:51
I'm reading Patriot Games by Tom Clancy.
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Post by: master1 on August 19, 2009, 19:10
Do audio books count? I mean, it was being read to me from a book so...
Anyways, Doctor Who: The Pirtate Loop.
Quite enjoyable.
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Post by: pikakitty on August 19, 2009, 23:52
i'm reading a graphic novel lol
it's...called maus, and it's about mice. in world war 2.


lolhitler.
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Post by: b1g on August 20, 2009, 07:02
^ yea i've seen that around >;

i read "the eleventh commandment" by jeffery archer which was brilliant and starting a book called the "prometheus deception" by robert ludlum.. well started this afternoon.
goooood
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Post by: Ledyba on August 22, 2009, 23:16
Lord of the Rings, Book I - I love it so far.  They've missed out so much in the movies.
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Post by: Piccolami. on August 22, 2009, 23:17
^ Like Tom Bombadil! ...I may have to re-read LOTR again ^^
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Post by: Ledyba on August 22, 2009, 23:18
^ That's the chapter I'm on now -  just read up to Frodo's dream!
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Post by: Toshiku Yumari on August 22, 2009, 23:28
^ God, I started reading those almost three years ago. I was like, 8 or 9 then, so I never had the time to finish them, but I really want to read them again now!

I'm currently not reading anything, but there are a few things I want to read.
Oh! Now I remember! I'm reading some comic book thing. So far I love it.

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Post by: Piccolami. on August 22, 2009, 23:29
I love LOTR too much... First read them when I was 7, and have re-read them A LOT since then.

I think I've done so twice this year already =/
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Post by: Lascif on August 22, 2009, 23:33
Currently I am reading the Twilight series and I'm still only stuck on the first book.
Any other Twilight fans?
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Post by: Toshiku Yumari on August 22, 2009, 23:35
Yeah, I kinda like them. I've been wanting to read them too, haven't found the time yet though.
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Post by: Ledyba on August 22, 2009, 23:35
I read The Fellowship of the Ring when I was 13, but I found it was boring and dragged on too much and stopped not too shortly after the second chapter.  I don't think so anymore though, although I am just a tiny impatient to get to the 'action'.
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Post by: progartpkmn98 on August 23, 2009, 01:49
Right now I am reading

*dun dun dun*

To Kill A Mockingbird



That book is all win
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Post by: Liam on August 25, 2009, 10:38
The Book thief by Markus Zusak
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on August 25, 2009, 12:44
Currently reading a book by Richard Wilson - "Can't be Arsed (101 things not to do before you die)." 
 
207 pages of "why go to machu picchu, it's too far, there are too many tourists and you can see lots of pictures of it [minus dozens of backpackers]" and "don't listen to [album], there are only a few decent tracks on it anyway and it's popular because people buy it and forget they own it so buy it again, thus rendering its status as a classic." 
 
huzzah for negativity and laziness <3 
 
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on August 29, 2009, 22:10
I just finished reading Linwood Barclay's second book: Too Close to Home. It was really good. It's about a family who's next door neighbours get shot but they find out that they were the intended targets. His first book: No Time for Goodbye is great as well ^^

I'm also reading to Kill a Mockingbird in English >:
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Post by: Sunnii on August 30, 2009, 00:28
I just finshed reading the Vampire Academy and I am now ready the Mate dates series again >.<
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Post by: Shadow Lykan™ on August 30, 2009, 00:46
I know for a fact that you all will think that the list i am about to type is Stupidly long, and that i will probably over-load my brain soon because i shouldn't be reading so many books at once.

Books I'm Currently Reading:
Blood Beast by Darren Shan
Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire by J.K.Rowling
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
JPOD by Douglas Coupland
IT by Stephen King
Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern
Vanishing Act by Jodi Picoult
SoulMaster by Pete Sides

I would be more than happy to recomend any of these books to everyone here at PKMN.NET, Except the last book on the list for other reasons.

I've replaced the Jodi Picoult book i finished with another one.

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult.
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Post by: Dragonpika on September 03, 2009, 23:43
The Book thief by Markus Zusak

Difficult book to get into, I found, a bit like wading through treacle at times.. but I very much enjoyed it overall (: good choice.

I'm reading two books atm:
Michelle Paver's Ghost Hunter, which is fantastic right up until the big battle scene at the end where I totally lost track of what was going on O.o; didn't seem all that dramatic really, more sort of clumsy and a flukey win.. and I thought it was a real shame we didn't see ANY proper spirit walking in this book D: it's such an interesting concept.

and Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene, so that I have something to flesh out my university application with if I do Biochem P: I slugged through the preface and then realised I couldn't tell you a thing about what it said, but the book itself is much easier-going and fascinating so far, though I'm only a couple of chapters in. I'm also hoping to find some sort of reason to like the author in the book, after The God Delusion became so fashionable among "researched" religion-bashers, which has made me subonciously dislike Dawkins xD;
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Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on September 04, 2009, 20:53
and Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene, so that I have something to flesh out my university application with if I do Biochem P:

^5 Great minds think alike.

I'm not much of a reader, but needed something to do during my lunch breaks at the zoo so I bought that book on recommendation of my friend and my biology tutor. I haven't reached the end yet... it's actually quite dull and repetative at some points, which led me to skim read half of each chapter... and I just sort of lost interest. Must finish it though at some stage. It is a very interesting book when he isn't repeating what he's explained infinate times already in previous chapters.
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Post by: Boggypete on September 04, 2009, 21:13
I am currently reading the following books:
- Great Expectations
- War Of The Worlds
- The Guitar Amp Handbook
- The Audacity Of Hope (Obama Biography)
- The Mind's I

Books in my 'To Read' pile:
- Dreams From My Father (Other Obama Biography)
- Nineteen Eighty-Four
- Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
- Philosophy: The Classics 2nd Edition
- The Science Book
- Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
- Maus
- Animal Farm
- If On A Winter's Night A Traveller...
- The Wasteland
- Fight Club

Not sure how easy it's going to be to get through all that but I'm sure I can do it.
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Post by: Serefina_Pacific on September 04, 2009, 22:35
I ought to read the Return of the Kings by J.R.R. Tolkien (Accelerated Reader programs in school are one of the most dumb ideas thought of). Just finished Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on September 05, 2009, 16:17
We've finished ready How To Kill A Mockingbird for english. The ending was good, wouldn't read it again though.

I'm also reading: Promise Me by Harlan Coben, and i'm going to start reading Girl Missing by Sophie Mackenzie.
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Post by: EMPIRE on September 07, 2009, 17:02
I'm reading The Dammed Utd again, throughly enjoyed it last time so I'm reading it again.
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Post by: IceRain on September 07, 2009, 21:24
I'm reading Welcome To Safeway Inc (part 2) I really don't know where part one is \__(._.)__/
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Post by: b1g on September 08, 2009, 13:35
currently reading a book entitled
"the twelve caesars" by a roman called suetonius.
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Post by: rapidash-mike on September 11, 2009, 02:10
The Magician's Elephant - Kate DiCamillo

I just bought it, haven't started it. But I've read books from the author before, so I hope it'll be good.

Next:

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West


looks good<3
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Post by: master1 on September 11, 2009, 14:51
Amma gonna start reading Fruits Basket again, now that I have all of them. =3
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Post by: IceRain on September 12, 2009, 03:29
finished Welcome To Safeway Inc (part 2). Ya know, it was all right. The characters had absolutely NO personality at all. The story never really got me in. It frequently changed subjects, it was just bleh! But I think I know how to do my job now. =P
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Post by: Apprentice on September 12, 2009, 03:37
Well, right now for a reading assignment, I'm now reading The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman. It's fast-paced, but the good kind.
The first sentence of the first chapter is a spoiler which is a paradox.
But, today, I read the first two chapters of The Wave by Todd Strasser. That was somewhat sparky.
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Post by: Spartacus on September 12, 2009, 09:59
I've ran out of books to read. i've re-read all my sigma force novels and nothing in the bookshop took my fancy. I have just restarted the Harry Potter series this morning.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on September 12, 2009, 19:27
James and The Giant Peach.

yes that book P: My favourite book as child <3
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Post by: Spartacus on September 14, 2009, 14:52
Think I'll re-read my fav book from childhood - Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl was a bleedin genius story teller.

watch out the the new FMFx movie coming soon.
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Post by: Mulholland on September 15, 2009, 13:01
1001 Albums You Must Listen To Before You Die

Trying to find some background on today's album
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Post by: SomeoneStoleMyUsername! on September 19, 2009, 11:07
I'm reading The Sight. Yes, another one about wolves. But this one isn't as good as Promise of the Wolves.
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Post by: Mulholland on September 21, 2009, 14:10
Suicide: A Study in Sociology by Emile Durkheim

It's research for my dissertation
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Post by: Sunnii on September 21, 2009, 22:13
Night world .. Because my mate said that it's good ... And it is :P

Vampire academy .. Again because I loveed it the first and second anf third time XP

Threads .. Because Its about fashion designing .. and about 4 mates go on a trip of a life time =P

Dates mates - Chocolate treats ..   third time reading the series .. so I might aswell read it =]

Boys that bite .. Because I liked it the fouth time and havent read it in ages... XD
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on September 21, 2009, 22:18
the girl who played with fire by Steig larsson... finished the girl with the dragon tattoo yesterday, and enjoyed it. a tad predictable but well written :v 
 
Think I'll re-read my fav book from childhood - Fantastic Mr Fox

hehe, i found my copy of that book a few days ago and ended up reading it 0o 
is rather awesome yes. I can't find any other of my dahl books though :c 
 
...lolfilmversion o.o 
 
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Post by: master1 on September 21, 2009, 22:23
I'm reading Fruits Basket.
Makes me show emotions about things.
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Post by: IceRain on September 26, 2009, 10:31
I'm reading StormBreaker. It's part of the Alex Rider series. I'm gona try it out and see if I like it. So far I am interested in it =3
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Post by: Liam on September 26, 2009, 10:37
Mark's gospel.

Man I'm cool.
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Post by: Catstorm on September 26, 2009, 20:12
1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

3. For Whom the Bell Tolls

Yes, all at various times.
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on September 27, 2009, 17:56
Reading Furuba volume 15. Over. and Over. and Over.
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Post by: Mulholland on October 02, 2009, 15:34
Alex & Me by Irene Pepperberg.

A book about the infamous Alex the Parrot, check him out on Youtube

This is the first book I have read for pleasure for years... and might just be the book causing reading to make a comeback in my life
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on October 03, 2009, 22:02
"McCarthy's Bar" by Pete McCarthy. 
is amusing me thus far c: 
 
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Post by: Piccolami. on October 04, 2009, 13:14
I'm reading pages 87 & 88 of my Chemistry textbook. IUPAC & Nomenclature =]
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Post by: Mulholland on October 04, 2009, 17:11
Pop Goes The Weasel.

It's a book discussing the origins of nursery rhymes. It's very interesting how these started.
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on October 04, 2009, 21:08
Adolphus Tips... because catzzzz 8D
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Post by: Toshiku Yumari on October 04, 2009, 22:34
I was reading the second book in The Gate Keepers, but I finished that one. And I am now working on reading Silverfin. So far, it's pretty good. It's kinda humerous and is pretty entertaining.
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Post by: Completelyrandom: Singing your praises in relative phrases on October 05, 2009, 13:32
Random's Reading List

The Friday Night Club
The Crosses by the Road Side
The Juror
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
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Post by: Mulholland on October 05, 2009, 14:24
Just started The Colour of Magic. I'm currently in love with Terry Prachett <3
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Post by: Sparkling Mew -- Volleyball Lover on October 06, 2009, 03:07
I've just started to read "The Wednesday Wars"  for an English project.
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Post by: Mulholland on October 06, 2009, 11:53
Finished The Colour Of Magic last night, am now onto The Light Fantastic.

I love being a fast reader.
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Post by: Gamer4Life on October 06, 2009, 15:51
I am reading the last Harry Potter book. It is very good and it is my favorite of the series
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Post by: Sparkling Mew -- Volleyball Lover on October 08, 2009, 03:10
I am reading the last Harry Potter book. It is very good and it is my favorite of the series

I think that it was also the best in the series, it was a very nice way to wrap up the Potter story.
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Post by: b1g on October 08, 2009, 18:38
'the blade of fortrui' by juliet marillier
:>
the first book was cool and then picked this up for $5
shaweet
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Post by: RocketMember002 on October 08, 2009, 18:49
Just finished the last of the Demonata series, I've been reading that for years, sad it's finished.
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Post by: Mulholland on October 08, 2009, 22:04
I'm about half-way through Equal Rites.

I think I'm in love with Terry Pratchett. Even more so.
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Post by: Paul200 on October 08, 2009, 22:15
Finished Breaking Dawn last night. A bit sad that I don't have any new vampire books now!
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Post by: kerri-anne on October 08, 2009, 22:25

reading through " The Tales of Curtis Talli the pirate squirrel" and sorting the spelling mistakes.
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Post by: +anima: Cooro on October 08, 2009, 22:30
I'm reading the book theif for like, the sixth time ._.;
I don't know any other books I can read tbh
I'm fussy and get bored easily.
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Post by: Lacrymosa on October 09, 2009, 21:43
I've just finished The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger. SO good.

Now reading Girls Night In which is about the ladies on Loose Women. Funny, indeed.. perhaps not for the younger ones though!
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Post by: Paul200 on October 09, 2009, 22:25
Cecilia Ahern~Where rainbows end. O.o
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Post by: The Macintosh Ninja: SOH CAH TOA on October 10, 2009, 07:22
The Road - Cormac McCarthy.
Nine words:
"I don't want to set the world on fire..."
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Post by: b1g on October 10, 2009, 15:39
after reading the topic about
"the knife of never letting go"
i picked it up from the library and have just opened the cover..
WHOAA mass1ve
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on October 10, 2009, 23:48
rereading "The Wasp Factory" by Iain Banks.. i enjoy it more every time i read it, heh. 
maybe because the first time i was all "nooo the poor wasps ;_;" 
a bit. what. 
i really do like the black humour in it though. so long as it's not just me deciding that bits are funny when they shouldn't be. 
but come on.. the way he killed esmerelda? xD
 
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Post by: Mulholland on October 11, 2009, 16:24
Gonna be starting Mort by Terry Pratchett tonight.


Kinda looking forward to it :D
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on October 11, 2009, 16:58
Aside from reading through the eleventh chapter of my novel, The Cloud-Capped Towers (which incidentally is in the Art section of the forum [/shamelessplug]), and proofreading my eigth sonnet (which also is in the Art section in my poetry thread), I’m finishing off Paradise Lost. “Better the reign in Hell than serve in Heav’n”.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on October 15, 2009, 21:03
nearly finished "Birdman" by Mo Hayder.. got it in the post this morning and as a result have been not doing much work today 8D 
 
i really ought to ration new books, otherwise i won't have anything new to read later :c 
is rather good though, yes it is.. and apparently there's a twist to come [assuming that i haven't already read the twist, but i doubt it.. i have a faint idea what it might be about]. 
It's a tad annoying knowing that it has a twist, because i'm constantly looking out for hints to it D8 
 
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Post by: Dragonpika on October 15, 2009, 21:50
^ I find that xD knowing that something exciting is going to happen and wondering if you've read it or if there's something better to come.. or knowing that something will happen to somebody, and trying to pick up on hints of who it might be. I find that in films of books, too, I look out for clues for what I already know is coming!

Being ill has given me masses of reading time, so I've ploughed a little further on with The Selfish Gene.. but I dunno if I'll finish it before it needs to go back to the library, it really hasn't grabbed me. Finished Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh, which I actually did find very interesting. And now I'm taking a break from my study books to read Syren, part of the Septimus Heap series <3 I love these books, they're so wonderfully innocent. And then I'll pick up Genome - The Autobiography of a Species by Matt Ridley, possibly along with The Crossing of Ingo. Hurray mermaids!

Plus I also want to reread the Fire Within series before laying my paws on Dark Fire, so I can decide whether to buy it or just borrow it. Might borrow it anyway and buy it if I like it enough. I love school libraries <3
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Post by: Pokeapache on October 16, 2009, 03:57
Currently I'm reading The Kite Runner <3 I'm nearly done with it. =D <3333333
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Post by: rapidash-mike on October 16, 2009, 04:46
Earlier today I read The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe. There were some parts I didn't understand, like the end where everything spontaneously combusted. But otherwise, it was a pretty nifty little story. o.o
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Post by: Zy on October 17, 2009, 10:39
I don't know the exact title but it's a Masters Degree level textbook on Physics.
I'll write you some of it;
Quote
...characterized by exactly zero electrical resistance and the exclusion of the interior magnetic field (the Meissner effect). It was discovered by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in 1911. Like ferromagnetism and atomic spectral lines, superconductivity is a quantum mechanical phenomenon. It cannot be understood simply as the idealization of "perfect conductivity" in classical physics.
In superconducting materials, the characteristics of superconductivity appear when the temperature T is lowered below a critical temperature Tc. The value of this critical temperature varies from material to material. Conventional superconductors usually have critical temperatures ranging from around 20 K to less than 1 K. Solid mercury, for example, has a critical temperature of 4.2 K. As of 2001, the highest critical temperature found for a conventional superconductor is 39 K for magnesium diboride (MgB2), although this material displays enough exotic properties that there is doubt about classifying it as a "conventional" superconductor. Cuprate superconductors can have much higher critical temperatures: YBa2Cu3O7, one of the first cuprate superconductors to be discovered, has a critical temperature of 92 K...

oh yes.
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Post by: Enigma on October 17, 2009, 12:16
The Road - Cormac McCarthy.
Nine words:
"I don't want to set the world on fire..."

Totally couldn't get on with that book. Depressing, with no promise of better things...and without ruining the ending, I didn't go much on that either. Exceedingly unfulfilling.

Quote
Currently I'm reading The Kite Runner <3 I'm nearly done with it. =D <3333333

Loved that book. I really like how the author makes you hate the main character (for what he does as a kid) and then how you become more and more attached to him as the book goes on. Apparently there's a sort of...'spin off' called A Thousand Suns or something, and it centres around some random character from The Kite Runner (I think it's the orphanage bloke?) that I'm yet to read.
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Post by: Mulholland on October 18, 2009, 19:54
I've just started reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Very interesting book about a true massacre. Good stuff.
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Post by: MOP on October 24, 2009, 15:19
Gonna be starting Mort by Terry Pratchett tonight.
Kinda looking forward to it :D

I love Mort, it's one of my favourite Discworld books.
Currently reading: Kitty Clark's Positioning in Radiography.
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Post by: Gridbug on October 24, 2009, 15:21
Reading at the moment:

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

I'd make mention of the Clique book I'm reading, but on Tuesday when I had nothing else to read but it, my head nearly exploded due to severe bubbleheadedness.
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on October 24, 2009, 17:00
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
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Post by: Mulholland on October 28, 2009, 21:45
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

I love Inferno. Not read the other two.


Now Reading: Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland
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Post by: Zy on October 28, 2009, 23:00
Hyakuen! by Tooyama Ema

fun little comedy manga about two girls trying to save money as much as they can.
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Post by: Toshiku Yumari on October 29, 2009, 01:04
Right now I'm reading Frankenstein. It's not bad, but I almsot gave up on it during the really boring and confusing begining.
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Post by: baths on October 29, 2009, 01:09
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck.
I have to read it for school.
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Post by: SomeoneStoleMyUsername! on November 11, 2009, 08:35
I love Mort
OMG, I hated Mort!

I'm reading Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst again, because it's just such an awesome book!
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Post by: Zy on November 11, 2009, 21:18
Soushisouai Note.
It's advised you don't google this up.
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Post by: Mulholland on November 13, 2009, 14:11
I'm most of the way through Coraline. Loving it too... defo gonna read it to my kids when I have them
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Post by: master1 on November 13, 2009, 14:58
I'm at a loss as to what to read now I've finished Fruits Basket.
I guess Pokémon Adventure? Eh.
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Post by: kerri-anne on November 13, 2009, 17:54

Hairmutt: I was stuck on LOZ:TP so the guide of that.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 16, 2009, 21:32
I appear to be reading a number of things right now.

Pride and Prejudice & Zombies - Jane Austen & Seth Graeme Smith
Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
The Iliad - Homer

And some article by a guy called O'Connor about predynastic egyptian burial practices =] Le sigh
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Post by: Xagor on November 16, 2009, 21:38
Started reading the first volume of Faust. It's a collection of short stories and manga or something. The first one which was based on xxxHOLiC was sort of interesting, but the writing style was so odd.
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Post by: Zy on November 16, 2009, 21:44
reading;
[Box Representation in Cat] Beast - You Can Not Pervert
Axis Powers Hetalia

APH is pretty accurate and funny. It makes History interesting, which is amazing.
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Post by: En garde...voir on November 16, 2009, 21:48
currently reading
The Hidden City by David Eddings
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Post by: Winston Payne on November 16, 2009, 21:50
Soushisouai Note.
It's advised you don't google this up.

You don't really read that, though, do you? I mean, its literary value isn't that much...but as for other values... ;D
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Post by: Zy on November 16, 2009, 21:52
You don't really read that, though, do you? I mean, its literary value isn't that much...but as for other values... ;D
Actually, if you read it in original Japanese (like I did) the story with that older stalker woman is pretty interesting in terms of how the guy talks.
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Post by: Winston Payne on November 16, 2009, 22:09
Actually, if you read it in original Japanese (like I did) the story with that older stalker woman is pretty interesting in terms of how the guy talks.

Ooh, lovely stuff (you being able to read Japanese, not the older stalker woman). Ya talking about the guy who's constantly using the polite form of words in conversation with the woman, right?
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Post by: q.c.™ on November 17, 2009, 02:38
... i'm reading Frankenstein.

I'm so excited. So very excited. -_-
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Post by: master1 on November 17, 2009, 14:09
I've settled on reading Pokémon Adventure. Which one? You'll never know! Muwahahahahaha-*kills self*;;
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on November 17, 2009, 14:13
Currently about 2/3rds of the way through Nation by Terry Pratchett. Then I'm moving onto The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver. I'm currently reading about 3 books a fornight which is the most i've done in a long time!
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 17, 2009, 14:23
OMG.. Jeffery Deaver. Now there's a name I've not heard for a while! I have the Bone Collector at home. Whilst detective books aren't really my thing, I really enjoyed his work.

I'm still reading the same books, i'm afraid D=
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Post by: Serefina_Pacific on November 17, 2009, 14:37
Although it is going awfully slow, The Cry of the Icemark (Stuart Hill) still caught my attention. Maybe the evil general Scipio will come again.
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Post by: Webby2 on November 17, 2009, 15:27
I've been reading my AS PE and Business books to read over work from the past and to go ahead since me not being at school today has probably put me behind. I've gone over some new stuff, so hopefully I won't be too far behind in the next A+P PE lesson (it's split up into Anatomy & Psychology, Socio Cultural Studies and Acquiring Movement Skills) and the next Business lesson.
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on November 17, 2009, 16:31
OMG.. Jeffery Deaver. Now there's a name I've not heard for a while! I have the Bone Collector at home. Whilst detective books aren't really my thing, I really enjoyed his work.

I'm still reading the same books, i'm afraid D=

I have the Bone Collector as well, I read it a long time ago. TBH, I didn't even realise it was the same guy until you just said :P Made me get up and check the bookcase xD.
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Post by: Zy on November 17, 2009, 18:37
Ooh, lovely stuff (you being able to read Japanese, not the older stalker woman). Ya talking about the guy who's constantly using the polite form of words in conversation with the woman, right?
Yup. Because the gap between colloquial (co-lol-quial, amirite?) and formal language is much smaller in English than it is in Japanese, it's a lot more interesting.

Also reading now; Hayate No Gotoku. At a first glance it seems like it would be my perfect sort of manga, but the storyline is too heavy for my likings.
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Post by: Deoxys2 on November 17, 2009, 21:44
The Killing by Robert Muchamore is the book I'm reading. Its part of the CHERUB series and is really could! I've already read the first 3 in under 2 weeks!
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Post by: Mulholland on November 18, 2009, 21:54
I am currently reading 'My Life In France' by Julia Child.

It's an autobiography and I am loving the writing style. Her wit and use of words are really pulling me in
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Post by: Apprentice on November 20, 2009, 02:18
Last week I read Others See Us, this week I'm reading Singularity, and next week I'm reading Interstellar Pig.
All three written by William Sleator.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on November 23, 2009, 17:09
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, part of a set of her books I got for Christmas. Their pretty good.
Tommorow I plan to take out: Catching Fire aka Hunger Games 2, from the library.
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Post by: EMPIRE on November 23, 2009, 22:54
Twilight and you know what? I'm enjoying it :mellow: Weird times.
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Post by: Mulholland on November 30, 2009, 10:41
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett.

I am really close to the end now ^^
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on November 30, 2009, 19:56
Finished Nation (ace), and that Jefferey Deaver book that I-can't-remember-the-name-of-because-I-didn't-enjoy-it-at-all.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JAYy90RN7ZE/Sb439iSQ93I/AAAAAAAAAPc/wb8d8Ug03Io/s320/Ancestors.jpg)

Now, I'm reading a book called The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life, by Richard Dawkins. It's a book that takes you on a backwards journey of four billion years with us, humans as the pilgrams. We are travelling though time to seek out our ancestors. Simultaneously every other living creature is setting off on it's own journey with the same mission. Each pilgrim tells its tale along the way and covers the processes involved in the unfolding of life on Earth.

If you're a creationist, I would think it's best to give this one a miss :P
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 30, 2009, 19:56
Still reading Unseen Academicals. But I finished Pride & Prejudice & Zombies :D
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Post by: Xagor on November 30, 2009, 20:08
Need to still get the former...

I suppose strictly speaking I'm reading Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles.
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Post by: Ownageduck on November 30, 2009, 20:11
Skellig by David Almond.

A book I've rented from the library, and I'm currently at Chapter 6. A fairly good read...so far.
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Post by: Mulholland on December 02, 2009, 20:47
I'm now on Wyrd Sisters

But I finished Pride & Prejudice & Zombies :D

OMG That's in my pile too!
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Post by: Toshiku Yumari on December 03, 2009, 01:45
I'm re-reading Z for Zachariah. I liked it the first time, so I thought 'why not read it again? I've got nothing better to do'.
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Post by: Zy on December 03, 2009, 19:53
Maiden's Love Affair by Kiyashii
Advanced Subsidary Physics by AQA
Modulated Waves, Theory and Applications by L. A. Ostrovsky and A. S. Potapov
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Post by: Milsap on December 05, 2009, 23:16
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel.

I'm also proof reading my trilogy of Resident Evil fanfics before they get uploaded to fanfiction.net.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on December 06, 2009, 11:33
I just finished reading Catching Fire (Hunger Games pt 2) and it was an absoulutley brilliant sequel <3 I never expected the ending to happen. Part 3 now plz ;;
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Post by: Sunnii on December 06, 2009, 22:24
Second housr of nights book ... And loads of other ones that I read every now and again.
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Post by: En garde...voir on December 13, 2009, 19:57
I am currently reading "The Sword of Shannara" by Terry Brooks, Very good actually, i read the first two books of "The Magic Kingdom of Landover" first and found them good, so i borrowed this from the library.
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Post by: Mulholland on December 13, 2009, 20:14
I am reading my... revision notes.

Exam on Tuesday... GAH :(
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Post by: MOP on December 13, 2009, 22:27
I was just about to start the Gormenghast trilogy until it got taken away. Apparently it is a Christmas present. Will read it soon enough.
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Post by: Webby2 on December 14, 2009, 16:19
I am reading my... revision notes.

Exam on Tuesday... GAH :(

Good luck mate, I have another PE mock on Tuesday, which is going to be solid.

Me? I'm reading over my results (C in PE (Contemporary Sporting Issues), D in Maths (Pure Core 1, it was a nasty paper though, and I made some easy mistakes) =/) and reading my PE book for my A+P and Aquiring Movement Skills mock.
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Post by: Paul200 on December 14, 2009, 18:28
I'm looking over my Math notes. I have a test in Algebra tomorrow. Currently on the B Equation.
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Post by: Zy on December 14, 2009, 20:35
The original Inkheart series;
Inkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath.
In German.
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Post by: b1g on December 15, 2009, 14:40
in german? ;o wat.

i'm reading "white death" by clive cussler
errrr
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Post by: Mulholland on December 16, 2009, 17:00
Good luck mate, I have another PE mock on Tuesday, which is going to be solid.

Thanks mate, I hope your thing went well.

Back to my current book: Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
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Post by: Webby2 on December 16, 2009, 17:05
^ It did go well actually. Got 48/61 (79% - B). If I got one more mark I would have gotten an A.

How did yours go, or don't you know yet?

I'm currently reading ahead on PE, looking at Contemporary Sporting Issues, starting with funding in physical activity.
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Post by: Mulholland on December 16, 2009, 17:08
How did yours go, or don't you know yet?

I think it went well, but I won't know for like a month.

Now Reading: That Member Council Discussion topic
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Post by: Paul200 on December 16, 2009, 17:39
Currently reading the ingredients on a cheesecake carton. Yaaaay.
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Post by: En garde...voir on December 16, 2009, 21:30
Currently reading "The Redemptionn of Althalus" by David Eddings.

i love that book
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Post by: b1g on December 16, 2009, 22:10
Currently reading "The Redemptionn of Althalus" by David Eddings.
i love that book
that book is awesome we are soulmates <3
i'm reading an online copy of "the antichrist" by nietzsche. man this stuff is so deep. i'm onto like chapter 26 and my mind has been blown like 300 times.
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Post by: Gridbug on December 16, 2009, 22:11
My current book -

A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon

Before, I was reading The Séance by the same author. I think I have a new favorite author now. :)
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Post by: En garde...voir on December 16, 2009, 23:23
that book is awesome we are soulmates <3
i'm reading an online copy of "the antichrist" by nietzsche. man this stuff is so deep. i'm onto like chapter 26 and my mind has been blown like 300 times.

David eddings is my favourite author and that book was reccomended by my uncle when i found out i was reading his books. Out of all the books of his i've read my favourite characters are a tie between Althalus and Aphrael.
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Post by: b1g on December 17, 2009, 01:31
eddings is my second favourite fantasy author, coming after raymond e. feist [oh whom i own all of his books :D]. i loved sparhawk & sorgan hook-beak (from the dreamers series if you haven't read it) & althalus aswell. in terms of what david eddings books I have, only the dreamers series & the redemption of althalus & elenium & tamuli are on my shelves.. i need to buy the belgariad and the malloreon soon. i've read all of his stuff except the rivan codex, though
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Post by: En garde...voir on December 17, 2009, 15:54
That reminds me, i forgot Longbow. The rivan codex is a complete history of all the kingdoms of the belgariad and mallorean, plus the preliminary notes and tips on how to write an epic fantasy if you didn't know.

Reading "The Elder Gods" by David and Leigh Eddings (because you made me want to read it again just by mentioning it.)
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Post by: Piccolami. on December 17, 2009, 17:01
I'm currently reading over my Biology & Chemistry textbooks as I'm revising for my January exams =/
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Post by: Rotom48 on December 20, 2009, 23:28
After Christmas - Miley Cyrus; Miles To Go

Right Now:
Blood Ties
Life Interrupted
Guantanamo Boy
Bang, Bang, You're Dead!
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Post by: Catstorm on December 22, 2009, 03:10
Now I'm re-reading Les Miserables to better understand it.

I also am sort of reading this 1916 French book which was like a lesson book for those learning French like me.

:3 Yay for old books!
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Post by: b1g on December 22, 2009, 12:01
"the lost symbol" by dan brown
i bought it today. :>
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Post by: Webby2 on December 22, 2009, 14:15
I'm currently reading over my Biology & Chemistry textbooks as I'm revising for my January exams =/

I know the feeling, only I've been reading Law and Business. Read my Business folder as well, I'm surprised how well I did at notes for that lesson in comparison with Law. Law I'll do again later, along with some Maths I think.

Also, good luck with the exams ^^
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Post by: Pretty_Chicken on December 26, 2009, 23:09
I've just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife (and then sat crying over it for 10 minutes).

And I'm waiting for my mum to finish My Sister's Keeper so I can read that
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Post by: En garde...voir on December 27, 2009, 15:01
I am reading the Death Note Manga
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Post by: Mulholland on December 31, 2009, 13:07
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.

And yea, I only bought this as the authoress had a funny name.
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Post by: Gridbug on January 03, 2010, 19:01
(http://www.reelmovienews.com/files/new-moon-book.jpg)

I don't even know my motives for purchasing this book. =/

At least it's amusing. :)
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Post by: En garde...voir on January 03, 2010, 21:09
Wordplay by Gyles Brandreth
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Post by: Mulholland on January 04, 2010, 01:50
I managed to finish two (yes two!) books on the way home from The Netherlands today.

Tomorrow... I will be starting the second Persepolis book by Marjane Satrapi :D
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Post by: En garde...voir on January 05, 2010, 19:24
Now reading "The Seer and the Sword" by Victoria Hanley, i borrowed it from the library
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Post by: Mulholland on January 05, 2010, 22:01
ok... i finished Persepolis 2 in bed this morning as I have stomach flu :(

Gonna be starting 'The Men Who Stare At Goats' tomorrow :)
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on January 09, 2010, 16:06
I finished reading 'Broken Soup' by Jenny Valentine (iirc) and Boy, tales from Childhood by Roald Dahl. Got a heap of his 'maturer' books for christmas.
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Post by: Snagprophet on January 09, 2010, 16:17
I am reading my... revision notes.

Exam on Tuesday... GAH :(

Snap! Though Mine's general studies.
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Post by: Neon Nocturnal on January 09, 2010, 17:33
I'm currently reading 'The Handmaids Tale' and '1984'. Both Dystopian fiction novels which we are studying in English Literature. In a few weeks I'll start writing an essay which compares and contrasts them. :)

Fun!
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Post by: Piccolami. on January 09, 2010, 17:41
Apart from revision notes, I've just started reading The Goshawk by T.H. White. It's all about falconry, woo!
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Post by: Mulholland on January 15, 2010, 23:31
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

I finished the first book last night and have already started upon the sequel
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Post by: En garde...voir on January 18, 2010, 19:44
Shakugan no shana volume 1
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Post by: Sunnii on January 19, 2010, 22:37
At the moment ...

Shadow kissed <3 <3 .. Ninith time reading it :D

And ..

Stargazer .. New book =)
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Post by: Mskie on January 19, 2010, 23:30
Well look at this; a new board!

I'm just wondering what everyone else is currently reading through?

Currently i've got 'The World According to Clarkson' out of the Library. It's pretty good, although he does carry on a bit...
Ha. My dad reads them, he does go on! :P

Erm me? 2 books right now.
Re-reading Miley Cyrus' "Miles to Go" & I got a book about Paramore from HMV, I'm only like 30 pages into it.


I hardly get to read anymore, when I do its only like, 5-10 pages at a time. =P.
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Post by: MarbleZone on January 19, 2010, 23:34
Some notes about clinical breast examination. Without pictures. I'm better off going to sleep...
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Post by: MnMs™ on January 23, 2010, 13:09
Well to be honest I'm not reading as much as I used to, which is kinda sad because I'm a big reader... No money though, so no new books and I don't re-read books often.

Just finished 'The Summer I turned Pretty' I liked it a lot and I would recommend it but its not out yet... So I can't lol.

Re-reading (Yus re-reading) Russell Brand: My Booky Wook for like the tenth time, I love this book <3.

I want to finish Brisingr but I got it for my 11th or 12th birthday and I gave up on it, not because its boring but because I wanted to finish the [first] Warrior Cat series; which I did... Two years ago.

Started the House of Night Series and I finished the first book in a day, but as I have no money I can't get the rest of the books =/.

Oh and I finished reading '13 Reasons Why' By Jay Asher; really sad but amaizngly good, one of the best books I've ever read.
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Post by: Gridbug on January 23, 2010, 14:58
I'm just wrapping up Eclipse. Is boring.

But while I'm writhing in pain at the sparkliness, I just started on The Lovely Bones. I'm going to see if it's any different from the movie (which it is. :D)
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Post by: Liam on January 23, 2010, 19:23
Practical Reptile keeping issue Feb 2010.
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Post by: Sunnii on January 30, 2010, 12:46

Started the House of Night Series and I finished the first book in a day, but as I have no money I can't get the rest of the books =/.


Love that series ... I havent got the first and last book though .. I borrowed them from a mate ... And I love it =P
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Post by: SilverHeartStar on January 30, 2010, 16:52
I'm studying Holes in English class at the moment. It's great, you should read it!
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Post by: Mulholland on February 06, 2010, 20:29
I'm starting Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland tonight.

Gonna be a goodun
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Post by: Neon Nocturnal on February 06, 2010, 20:35
Re-reading (Yus re-reading) Russell Brand: My Booky Wook for like the tenth time, I love this book <3.

I lent my copy to a friend... it's been a year and I've still not got it back. T_T

I really enjoyed reading it too, I was shocked at how good a writer Russel Brand was and he managed to capture his childhood in an extremely comical way.
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Post by: .~.Nellie.~. on February 06, 2010, 20:41
Pride and Prejudice :P Hoho the classic book xD
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Post by: Mulholland on February 06, 2010, 20:51
Pride and Prejudice :P Hoho the classic book xD

I have the version of that with zombies :)
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Post by: Dragonpika on February 07, 2010, 15:26
Artemis Fowl <3

dfgfhdf this is such a kiddy series, why do I love it so much? ;o;

I'm up to The Lost Colony. Read them all before, several times, but I enjoy them every time I read them C: can't wait til Atlantis Complex comes out.

After this I have Dark Alchemy, which is a group of short stories by various authors, to read, along with a bunch of books I'm gonna end up buying myself off Amazon. Books are so cheap there atm <3
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Post by: .~.Nellie.~. on February 07, 2010, 15:35
I have the version of that with zombies :)

Haha I feel like a zombie when I read it ;) Mr. Darcy is like a zombie :S How is he the 'Dream Man?' :/ Pah. Crumby Romance.

...My English teacher would hit me if she knew I'd said that xDDD
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Post by: Zy on February 07, 2010, 16:11
Chymical Wedding Of Christian Rosenkreutz by Johann Valentin Andreae.

very difficult to understand, especially since my german isn't very good.
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Post by: b1g on February 07, 2010, 20:41
"the collector" by john fowles
"a short history of the renaissance & the reformation" some random doctor
"the making of a poem" some random authors
"opened ground" by seamus heaney

wdup
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Post by: Eddie Dean on February 09, 2010, 00:20
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King. It is very good.
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Post by: b1g on February 09, 2010, 20:47
"paradise lost" by john milton now

collector was so strange. captivating. check it out.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on February 10, 2010, 01:10
I have the version of that with zombies :)

Already read it ;]


I'm reading.. Seven Aspects.. which is a collection of articles about Augustus... le yaaawn

I'm gonna be reading glyphs all day tomorrow.. so a bit of the Eloquent Peasant might come into play... ;]
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Post by: Zy on February 13, 2010, 22:03
Curiosities of Lotus Asia by ZUN.

official Touhou Project book. I got it this morning.
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Post by: progartpkmn98 on February 13, 2010, 22:07
1) Artemis fowl: an arctic incedent (or whatever it's called. It's the 2nd book.)

...that's it.


But I DID finish going through the edition (which hasn't come out yet, mind you) of Sports Illustrated that most guys enjoy.


and features swimsuits and M&Ms.
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Post by: Mulholland on February 14, 2010, 22:37
Tonight I should finish 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean.

It's been an interesting read :)
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Post by: b1g on February 15, 2010, 20:58
"the canterbury tales" - geoffrey chaucer
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Post by: Berry Mistress on February 16, 2010, 20:23
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. It's incredibly interesting and really funny in places.
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Post by: Xagor on February 16, 2010, 21:35
Exact solutions of the Schrodinger equation for zero energy, (some spectroscopic terms I don't want to try and get to work on here) states of LiCs studied by Fourier-transform spectroscopy, Critical Binding of Diatomic molecules, Bound States of Alkali and Noble-Gas atoms and occassionally looking in looks like Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles.
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Post by: Mulholland on February 22, 2010, 10:10
Tonight I should be finishing Pride & Predjudice & Zombies.

Not sure what book I'll be tackling next. I am thinking that I am gonna keep up the light hearted stuff as I am starting revision in 18 minutes :'(
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Post by: Hicky on February 22, 2010, 18:59
Reading Graham Greene's "The Comedians", and after that I will be finishing up Ben Hur by Lew Wallace, which I'm only reading as a test of my own endurance.
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Post by: Laprabi on February 25, 2010, 19:40
I'm not reading anything at the moment. I might try to finish one of the books that I should be reading, like the ones I started ages ago and never got around to finishing.
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Post by: b1g on February 26, 2010, 14:33
"the prince" - niccolo machiavelli

trying to get my hands on faust 1/2 by goethe... ergh hard stuff
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Post by: Neon Nocturnal on February 26, 2010, 22:15
I'm currently reading 'Twitterature'; "The world's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter."

Mkaes for an interesting and funny read... can't really quote much here though. :/
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Post by: Mulholland on February 27, 2010, 20:27
Tonight I should be starting The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland.

It looks interesting.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on February 28, 2010, 13:53
My history textbook. Revising for my mock exam on the Russian Revolution and World War One.
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Post by: progartpkmn98 on March 03, 2010, 00:14
Artemis Fowl II: an arctic indecent

OK book so far, but im at a really boring part.

i was going to read "the dark is rising" but it sucked.
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Post by: Dragonpika on March 14, 2010, 22:52
^ Arty Fowl <3

I'm reading Eoin Colfer too, reading Airman. I love it :D there are a lot of, er, very lucky coincidences xD and I think Conor actually had a pretty easy time in the prison.. but I'm really enjoying it so far nonetheless. Quite a different writing style to Arty Fowl, of course, but definitely still Colfer.
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Post by: b1g on March 20, 2010, 10:43
trying to get my hands on faust 1/2 by goethe... ergh hard stuff
nabbed it, along with a book of keats' poetry and two sartre books
class act, leekspin, class.

i'm reading one of the aforementioned sartre books right now, "nausea", to be precise

i've been trying to find some marcel proust in my local bookshops, alas it is elusive
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Post by: Mulholland on March 20, 2010, 21:19
I (finally) finished The Gum Thief last night.

Tonight I start Douglas Coupland's latest book Generation A
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Post by: Hicky on April 04, 2010, 00:35
I'm reading a French translation of The Rubiayat of Omar Khayyam, for no reason other than to be a pretentious moron.
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Post by: Basskat on April 04, 2010, 01:21
I'm actually drifitng between 3 books.. Mein Kampf, The Host (Sephenie Meyer - the only decent book she's written!) and Total War (Chris Bellamy -it's a masisve book all about Soviet involvement in WWII)
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Post by: Hicky on April 04, 2010, 01:26
You're reading it in original German?
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Post by: Basskat on April 04, 2010, 01:36
Ah, no, English translation =]

Very well translated, everything is perfectly understandable.
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Post by: EMPIRE on April 04, 2010, 02:09
The Ultamite Zombie Survival guide. Its a brilliant funny book which my mother found in a charity for like 80p, CHEAP AS CHIPS.
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Post by: Paul200 on April 04, 2010, 10:57
Chips are more expensive than that! ^ And I'm reading Twilight.
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Post by: Hicky on April 04, 2010, 13:57
I tried reading Nietzche in original German... I realized I knew no German, and give up. But I've read lots of stuff in French.
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Post by: Milsap on April 07, 2010, 21:09
I've been reading a lot of Private Eye lately. Satire at its best.
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Post by: Mulholland on April 07, 2010, 22:14
We're showing Shutter Island at the Uni cinema this term so have just started the book
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Post by: b1g on April 08, 2010, 07:16
"rebel plague" by camus
aaaand "picture of dorian gray" for my english assessment
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Post by: ~Evanscence~ on April 10, 2010, 05:24
i'm not reading an actual novel right now, but i've been reading some Digimon fanfics on Fanfiction.net if that counts.

otherwise, i'm translating a doujinshi from Japanese to English if you concider that reading, cuz technically, i'm reading characters.
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on April 10, 2010, 10:16
I'm currently Evil At Heart by Chelsea Cain. It's the third book in the Gretchen Lowell serial killer series. The first two were really good reads, and this was a steal at £3.76 lol.. gogo Tesco. Anyway, Gretchen is a beautiful, smart, evil woman who has admitted to killing over 200 people. The main protagonist throughout the book is Archie Sheridan, a detective who is the head of the task force looking for her (she escaped from the police in the last book...) Archie has spent the last few months in the city's psychiatric hospital, battling with his addiction to painkillers, and his strange obsession with Gretchen, the woman who tortured him. It's stockholm syndrome taken to the extreme..

anyway, I definitely recommend these books, the first is called Heart Sick and the second Sweet Heart. You should read them in that order ;D
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Post by: milliondollarbaby on April 10, 2010, 12:10
Ugh, I'm juggling quite a bit of stuff, some of it for school, some of it personal.

For English, I'm reading 1984. Pretty interesting stuff, with the communism and all. Still not getting into any developing plot yet though... hmmm

For Theatre Arts, if you count it, the script for "12 Angry Men." The advanced theatre class is putting it on and I'm one of the twelve angry men, arguably the angriest. Pretty damn good script, but it's gonna be a pain to perform. It's just three big acts, I never get to go offstage for a break or anything.

And then out of my own volition, I'm trying to read "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce. It's probably my favorite book of all time, reading it aloud with friends was hilarious enough for me to actually willingly buy a book. I know.
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Post by: b1g on April 16, 2010, 20:19
book fair:
78.50, 2 bags full & 50 books later

so i'm reading "the god delusion"
what a buy for fifty cents
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on April 18, 2010, 14:25
Just finished reading The Medusa Project: The Set-Up by Sophie McKenzie and Numbers by Rachel Wsomething. Both awesome books, Numbers was my favourite out of the two :>
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Post by: #Emma---# on April 18, 2010, 18:25
At the moment, I'm reading Kiss Of Life by Daniel Waters and Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman, along with many revision guides relating to Maths, Geography and Physics.

I'm going to start reading Ill Wind by Rachel Caine at some point, along with the rest of her Morganville Vampires series. I have about another 10 books to read as well =P
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on April 18, 2010, 23:09
"the doomsday key" by  james rollins. Is okay so far.. apparently there are about five books that precede it in the series, so it's all a bit odd, hey ho 8D 
 
mum basically just walked in and dumped a pile of those paperback thriller/detective/murder/ridiculously ott books on the table a day or so ago that her friend was going to throw out 
so am reading my way through them 
they all have titles like QUANTUM and SNOWBLIND which is nice. 
but yeah that's the kind of thing i like to read, alas.
 
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Post by: b1g on April 19, 2010, 18:48
on & off: "paradise lost" by milton
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Post by: Spartacus on April 24, 2010, 14:41
"the doomsday key" by  james rollins. Is okay so far.. apparently there are about five books that precede it in the series, so it's all a bit odd, hey ho 8D 
 

I love the Sigma Force books. A bit fantastical but bloody good fun.

Currently reading Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. Not bad so far. also got the graphic novels of books one and two
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Post by: b1g on April 24, 2010, 18:17
"volume 1: masters of political thought: plato to machiavelli" is open right in front of me, on page 277
:) <3 machiavelli
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Post by: Webby2 on April 24, 2010, 18:25
I was always interested in reading about Machiavelli, even before I realised that Tupac went with the name Makaveli because of him. Might look out for some stuff about him.

I'm currently reading a lot of my books, mainly business for coursework and PE for revision. It just gets so repetitive and boring =/.
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Post by: EMPIRE on May 03, 2010, 20:02
An Astronomers guide book with star charts and everything. Its amazing fair play.
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Post by: MOP on May 03, 2010, 23:14
The Book of Nothing.
It is about nothingness and zero. Its quite interesting to me although I don't know how many people like these sort of armchair scientist books.
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Post by: Dragonpika on May 09, 2010, 14:35
^ ooh, I've seen John Barrow's books and thought they looked interesting, particularly the one about impossibility. Would you recommend the one you're reading?

speaking of armchair science, I'm reading Bad Science by Ben Goldacre atm after my biology teacher recommended it to me. I'm only a couple of chapters in but it's really good so far, and very eye-opening. I love a book that makes me think <3
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on May 09, 2010, 21:05
I'm currently reading Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

To be or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on May 10, 2010, 22:50
The Thin Executioner - Darren Shan.

I must say I'm disappointed that this is only a one off and not part of a series, because it is brilliant.
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Post by: MOP on May 10, 2010, 22:58
Would you recommend the one you're reading?
Yes...maybe. I've got exams and a research proposal coming up sooner than I thought so I stopped reading about 20 pages in, about 5 minutes before that post!

One book I definitely recommend is Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. I just love his style of writing.  ^.^
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Post by: Dragonpika on May 10, 2010, 23:49
^ xD oh dear. See I probably should follow your example and knuckle down to some proper revision, but.. nahhh P: I'll seek out the Bill Bryson book though for sure! I've been meaning to read that for a while.
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Post by: Webby on May 11, 2010, 00:01
I have many books I'm free to read at the moment, from the Wind on Fire Trilogy by William Nicholson to American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I even have the Twilight series to reread (but it's too boring Dx) or Chinese Cinderella. Or if I need mental stimulation, I've got As A Man Thinketh and The Path of Prospertity by James Allen.

But what do I choose to read?
McFly lyrics. <3
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Post by: MangaDragon on May 13, 2010, 01:53
Redwall. I'm trying to make through it (again). there's a bad word here and there, and its just a little violent.
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Post by: MOP on May 26, 2010, 09:08
^ I remember those books, everything was so idyllic.
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Post by: sylar on May 26, 2010, 09:16
hoping to start reading scott pilgrim volume 2 by the end of today. just need to make my way to forbidden planet...
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Post by: Piccolami. on May 26, 2010, 10:11
My D1 textbook 'cause I've realised I can't do half the stuff I need to do for tomorrow =/
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Post by: MOP on May 31, 2010, 21:47
Paediatric Radiography
I suppose its sort of interesting although I really need a book on child abuse instead.
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Post by: Buttons The Plural™ on June 12, 2010, 17:21
currently reading Heart Shaped Box. it's a fantastic thriller with loads of plot twists and characters you can really feel for. Marybeth for the win!

Just finshed reading The liar by Stephen Fry. if you ever see this book then get it (it's about £3 in HMV at the moment). you won't be disappointed! it's full of wit, quick quips and over all hilariousness xD
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Post by: .~.Nellie.~. on June 16, 2010, 19:17
Recently finished Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I'm reading some huge and ancient version of Sherlock Holmes at the moment xD
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Post by: Moon Chaser on June 18, 2010, 15:25
I'm reading City Of Flowers. I would like to move on to another series soon.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on June 18, 2010, 16:44
I finished reading Numbers 2: The Chaos by Rachel Ward and it was awesome <3
We're reading Chocolat in English, it's okay so far.
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Post by: SilverFlame on June 18, 2010, 16:48
....hmmm? What am I reading? This, my dear, is called a book:yeswink:
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Post by: Mulholland on June 20, 2010, 21:31
I just started The Time Traveller's Wife.

I hate myself but I am liking it xD
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Post by: sylar on June 21, 2010, 11:59
hopefully by the end of the day i'll be reading scott pilgrim volume 6 :v
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Post by: b1g on June 24, 2010, 16:03
reading me some lu xun
penguin classics are so awesome
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 04, 2010, 14:56
haven't really been reading much, baw. 
 
still, right now it's "false memory" by dean koontz. Ha! I know. 
Tried to find my copy of neil gaiman's "American Gods" but it appears to have vanished |: 
 
I really need to buy me some more varied books.. all the unread ones I have are crime thriller paperbacks. Not sure where they come from, but they seem to appear faster than I can read them. 
 
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Post by: Moon Chaser on July 04, 2010, 19:15
I am reading The second short life of Bree Tanner, Inkheart, Pet Sematary, by Stephen King and the first in The Vampire Diaries Series.
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Post by: Milsap on July 05, 2010, 10:48
Mein Kampf. If you thought Hitler was mental before, this book upgrades him to complete and utter psycho.
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Post by: TSOL on July 05, 2010, 11:10
Ernest Hemingway - The Collected Short Stories
Awesome. <3
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on July 15, 2010, 11:43
I am currently reading Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
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Post by: blake. on July 15, 2010, 12:04
^ i've gotta read that for english, probably should start it. i've also got a couple of ben elton books that i've been meaning to read.
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Post by: Afro-Disiak on July 15, 2010, 12:13
It's the first time I've read it, picked up the 50th Anniversary edition the other day. I really enjoy the style in which the book is written, a controversial topic seen through the eyes of two young children. I had a bit of trouble with ye olde language at the beginning, but now I'm a good chunk in it really helps conjour up meaningful images of how life must have been in the early 20th century
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on July 15, 2010, 12:43
I never read that, oddly enough, We did Of Mice & Men instead.

I've started reading The Osiris Ritual by George Mann. It's.. interesting. I like the style it's written in, but compared to the book I was last reading (The Amulet of Samarkand), it's far mroe heavy going. We shall see though. I'm only a chapter in, after all, and it's the second in a series and I have not read the first o.o.
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Post by: TSOL on July 17, 2010, 22:35
Ernest Hemingway - The Collected Short Stories
Interesting, more of his style of writing than the content, although that said the content is incredibly well-written.
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Post by: Hahex and Oshawott on July 18, 2010, 21:51
just finished "Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye", by Alison Goodman.

Stalls and fairs are a great place to find interesting books for cheap prices :D

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Post by: Mulholland on July 20, 2010, 22:30
I'm currently reading A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich.

It's really interesting, may read it to my kids one day :)
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Post by: Completelyrandom: Singing your praises in relative phrases on July 21, 2010, 18:36
The Fires of Heaven-Book five of the Wheel of time series-Robert Jourdan

One hundred percent awesome...If not a long series.

Next in line: The Burning Wire-Jeffery Deaver
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Post by: Darkphoenix on July 24, 2010, 20:42
The Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories - HP Lovecraft
Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Anderson

I've also bought 'Les Fleurs du Mal' by Charles Baudelaire, which I'm only occasionally reading at the moment.
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Post by: Enigma on July 24, 2010, 20:46
I've just finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruin Zafon. Absolutely amazing author, he's moved quite high in my opinion of him. I read The Angel's Game first, which was amazing, and I also read The Prince of Mist; however, this last book was written when he was much younger, and for children, and feels like a crappy fanfic compared to his full blown novels. It's still pretty good, but there are themes from Prince of Mist that are prevelant in the other two books, the latter of which are set in mid-1900 Barcelona. They're kind of related, set in the same place with a few characters that are in both books, but they're gripping, and beautiful to read. I love his sky imagery. <3
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on July 31, 2010, 19:53
I finished reading The Osiris Ritual by George Mann last night. Amazing read, much better than I expected from what appears to be a cheesy Murder Mystery judging by the cover. I want moreeee...

I'm now reading Grimm's Fairytales. I read 26 last night, another.. lot more.. to go :D
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Post by: Webby on August 01, 2010, 11:58
I started reading Stace's copy of Breaking Dawn last night, figured I should read it while I was here. Up to chapter 3 now.
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Post by: #Emma---# on August 01, 2010, 17:34
I'm reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold at the moment. I didn't really like it at first, but I'm enjoying reading it now that I've got into it more.

Next I have Double Cross by Malorie Blackman to read, followed by Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, and then Shopaholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella =]
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Post by: b1g on August 13, 2010, 15:55
the trial, franz kafka

wot iz dyztopeea?
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Post by: #Emma---# on August 13, 2010, 17:32
I've just read a load of books whilst on holiday:
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - didn't like it at first, but in the end I really enjoyed it
- The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine - 2nd book in this series which I'm also enjoying (I think there's 8 books out so far, so I have many more to read =])
- The Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris (Grave Sight, Grave Surprise and An Ice Cold Grave) - I hadn't read any Charlaine Harris before, but I loved these books. Couldn't put them down, and I need to get the 4th one. Will be moving onto the True Blood series soon, followed by other books she's written.

Now I'm reading Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine, the next in her Morganville Vampires series that I've been reading. Then Shopaholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella which I forgot to read =P
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Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on August 13, 2010, 22:23
Currently on book 2 of Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy. Would like to get the next book in line from Kelly Armstrong's Bitten and am being urged to buy at least one of the Discworld series.
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Post by: q.c.™ on August 15, 2010, 02:41
I have been reading Raven Rise by DJ MacHale for over a year.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on August 16, 2010, 14:46
Just started "the memoirs of sherlock holmes", having finished the previous three books.. no, I have not read them before, and yes, I'm reading them because of moffat & gatiss's television series. 
Original thinking is difficult to come by these days. 
 
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Post by: RocketMember002 on August 24, 2010, 00:12
I just finished reading the lastest Artemis Fowl (first one was read to me in primary school, meh). The next one will be the last, it's like that "end of childhood" Harry Potter sadness all over again. :<
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Post by: q.c.™ on August 24, 2010, 00:14
I have been reading Raven Rise by DJ MacHale for over a year.

and i still havent picked it up in months. i should get to that.. i read slowly but when i actually have the book in-hand the pages fly by.
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Post by: Dragonpika on August 24, 2010, 03:16
I just finished reading the lastest Artemis Fowl (first one was read to me in primary school, meh). The next one will be the last, it's like that "end of childhood" Harry Potter sadness all over again. :<

Ooh, I hadn't realised that The Atlantis Complex was out already! Must've been away =[ is it any good?
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Post by: Mulholland on August 24, 2010, 16:15
I am SO CLOSE to finishing Deadly Décisions by Kathy Reichs. God she is good at crime thrillers!
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Post by: RocketMember002 on August 24, 2010, 18:44
Ooh, I hadn't realised that The Atlantis Complex was out already! Must've been away =[ is it any good?
I had no idea it was out either, only found out when a friend asked if I finished it yet! I loved it, does that great thing where it tells two seperate stories that tie together in the end, like in the first book.
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Post by: Dragonpika on August 25, 2010, 17:21
I had no idea it was out either, only found out when a friend asked if I finished it yet! I loved it, does that great thing where it tells two seperate stories that tie together in the end, like in the first book.

Shall have to lay my hands on a copy of that then <3 hello Amazon~

For now.. I raided charity book shops today :B I've bought:
The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Coram Boy - Jamila Gavin
The Fire - Katherine Neville
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Started The Time Traveller's Wife and am loving it, and shall work my way through the others one by one =] I love having a pile of books to read :D
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Post by: Mulholland on August 25, 2010, 17:42
Started The Time Traveller's Wife and am loving it, and shall work my way through the others one by one =] I love having a pile of books to read

That's one hell of a good book. Took me ages to get through it but well worth it.

I am currently reading the new cookbook my mum bought for me ^^
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Post by: Liam on August 25, 2010, 17:45
U.S. ARMY SURVIVAL HANDBOOK.

It's good. =]
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Post by: MOP on September 01, 2010, 17:26
How to do a literature review in health and social care.

Nice to get to your final year and realise the job isn't worth doing one of these.
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Post by: Webby on September 14, 2010, 22:04
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K Lee. I'm not liking the switch between two different stories, and although her writing style is interesting, it's boring to read.  I'm usually interested in novels based on characters living in Japan and China, but the whole premise of the novel just rubs off as China being a randomly chosen location for English characters. :\
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Post by: b1g on September 26, 2010, 08:54
book fair yesterday. not as good a haul as the first time, only like 20 or so books. one of them is a gold leaf leather bound copy of anna karenina for only $9, crime and punishment was there aswell in the same set but was $20, decided against it since i already have two copies. and it's not exactly his dostoyevsky's best work, ehhhhh notes from the underground > c&p

anyway.
so i'm reading "what is to be done?" by lenin & "the lion the witch and the wardrobe" by c.s. lewis for school, isn't that a nice combo.
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Post by: Hahex and Oshawott on September 28, 2010, 22:43
Let's see, today i bought HIVE: Zero Hour (finished) and Hunger Games:MockingJay. I've been looking forwards tho those books for a while now.
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Post by: Mulholland on September 29, 2010, 20:44
Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett... it was about time.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on September 30, 2010, 19:04
I just finished I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. Absolutely loved it.

Now I have many others to read, but I think I shall start with The Truth
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on September 30, 2010, 19:27
Just bought Mockingjay by suzanne collins and blood ransom by sophie mckenzie :D
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Post by: MOP on September 30, 2010, 20:41
I just finished I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. Absolutely loved it.
Pratchett.  :3


I'm reading the rest of the Canterbury Tales.
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Post by: b1g on October 03, 2010, 12:18
I'm reading the rest of the Canterbury Tales.
canterbury tales is sooooo boring LOLjks i love middle english literature

uh, earlier today i was reading me some plato, "the symposium"
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Post by: Webby on October 04, 2010, 18:37
Gonna start reading The Piano Teacher again - dad brought it down for me on Saturday. =]
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Post by: Moooncow on October 04, 2010, 18:40
just finished mockingjay, awesome way to end it, finished today, bought it today lol, just wish there was more than 3, :(
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Post by: Awkward Squirtle on October 04, 2010, 19:08
I'm reading the Left Behind series atm. it's really fascinating.
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Post by: Mulholland on October 04, 2010, 20:49
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchet

I want to reach the Hogfather by Christmas
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Post by: Pandemonium on October 04, 2010, 22:04
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchet

I want to reach the Hogfather by Christmas

I've read those two... such awesome books. Hogfather was the first I read, then pyramids. :3

My book was posted this morning, but i wasn't awake- need to collect from the sorting office tomorrow morning. Tis the second Anne Rice Vampires book: The Vampire Lestat.
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Post by: Webby on October 10, 2010, 14:41
I finished The Piano Teacher a few hours ago, and although the book started off pretty annoyingly, the plot picked up well and all the characters were used well. Quite a good read. =]  I love buying books from charity shops ^-^

Gonna start reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman later, when I finish that I'll go buy two more books so I always have 4 set aside to read.
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Post by: Ferox on October 10, 2010, 14:57
The Dark is Rising. 'Tis awesome.

I recently finish Fire Bringer and I have decided it is my favourite book. After all, who doesn't like novels about ancient Scottish red deer trying to gore each other? <3
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Post by: Spinda on October 10, 2010, 16:18
Breaking Dawn...sigh. I wish I had more books ;]
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Post by: Gridbug on October 15, 2010, 21:04
I am reading 1984 for Honors English, and I am reading Dracula: The Undead for fun.
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Post by: Mulholland on October 31, 2010, 18:44
I am reading both Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett and The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
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Post by: Milsap on November 02, 2010, 17:42
currently reading some of the stories I wrote in college and Slash's autobiography (again, it's awesome). Got the first Resident Evil novel on order too, so that'll keep me occupied for a while
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Post by: Catstorm on November 03, 2010, 00:25
I am reading 1984 for Honors English

I just finished it, came here just for that. It's psychologically haunting me now. :<

I also finished Vinzi and Call of the Wild. My next book I haven't decided yet.
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Post by: Dragonpika on November 03, 2010, 19:39
I recently finish Fire Bringer and I have decided it is my favourite book. After all, who doesn't like novels about ancient Scottish red deer trying to gore each other? <3

It always rather bothered me how similar that book is to The Sight, by the same author.. it's like he wrote the same story twice, just changing from deer characters in one book to wolves in the other.

I'm still reading Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.. uni has gobbled up my reading time =[
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Post by: Gridbug on November 03, 2010, 20:19
I just finished it, came here just for that. It's psychologically haunting me now. :<

I only finished the first "chapter", and I am totally mindblown. So much that I can't even describe it in words. In other words, it's haunting me, too, and I like it. :D
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Post by: Kdintranet & Scizau on November 03, 2010, 21:20
Harry Potter. Ready for the film. :)
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Post by: Mulholland on November 03, 2010, 23:16
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett... I miss the witches :(
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Post by: Hahex and Oshawott on November 15, 2010, 18:44
Finished Of Mice and Men a while back for school and stuff.
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Post by: MOP on November 15, 2010, 21:00
Winnie the Pooh and the Psychologists.  =]
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Post by: #Emma---# on November 15, 2010, 22:00
Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics by R.C. Hibbeler. Yay.

Also Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, which is a bit more exciting =]
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Post by: MOP on November 21, 2010, 17:24
Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care
A Practical Guide

While I am getting bored of it pretty quick, as books like this go it isn't too bad.
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Post by: Mulholland on November 24, 2010, 22:17
Just finished Feet Of Clay and have now started Bad Science
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Post by: Bloatedfish on November 24, 2010, 22:31
I'm on the last chapter of the Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell and after that I plan to read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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Post by: lk_01112 on November 25, 2010, 03:29
The Daren Shan Saga by Darren Shan. I have had the books for a long time and still haven't finished it yet. I just have no mood to continue reading so I read very little at a time. I'll probably finish by the end of the year or next year. ;)
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Post by: MOP on November 27, 2010, 00:09
Tintin and the Calculus Affair.

Time for some nostalgia.  =]
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Post by: baths on November 27, 2010, 00:12
The Battle Of The Labyrinth.

4th book of the Percy Jackson series.
I recently got back into the series so I might as well finish it.
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Post by: Awkward Squirtle on December 05, 2010, 16:15
Three by ted dekker.

Good book, chilling and gripping.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on December 06, 2010, 19:24
The Picture of Dorian Grey, 'cause i'm a philistine when it comes to anything vaguely resembling a classic and have never read it before. 
thus far i am amused. 
 
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Post by: TSOL on December 15, 2010, 23:15
The Stand - Stephen King
A doorstop of a book. But it's a brilliant book, I'd easily recommend it to any Stephen King fans around.
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Post by: Mulholland on December 17, 2010, 16:59
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.... FINALLY!
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Post by: MOP on December 17, 2010, 23:06
^ Yay  =D

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.
I don't think I've read this one for several years now.
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Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on December 19, 2010, 18:05
Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. It's... odd. Not bad though.
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Post by: rapidash king on December 19, 2010, 18:48
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan. Pretty good so far.
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Post by: Dior on December 21, 2010, 14:16
^ I saw the movies.

Currently, nothing. I need to find new good books.
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Post by: sans the skeleton on December 21, 2010, 14:39
I'm rereading Harry Potter and Cirque Du freak right now... and some fan fictions of things I like. ;]
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Post by: Webby on December 21, 2010, 20:47
Just finished reading American Gods, finally. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book, and even though I liked how events panned out, the ending annoys me somewhat. :S
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Post by: Kdintranet & Scizau on December 21, 2010, 21:56
Mlia and reddit.

Yay. Wonderful websites.
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Post by: MOP on December 30, 2010, 19:26
Just bought Nation by Terry Pratchett. Will be starting it tonight. =]
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on December 30, 2010, 21:26
Re-Reading Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mah.
 
Saddest autobiography EVER. Makes it sadder that it's an autobiography.
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Post by: Specstile on December 30, 2010, 21:52
derren browns autobiography which isnt an autobiography
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Post by: Webby on December 30, 2010, 22:30
Re-Reading Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mah.
 
Saddest autobiography EVER. Makes it sadder that it's an autobiography.

<3
I want to read Fallen Leaves because it's meant to be more of an autobiography than Chinese Cinderella, which was aimed more at teenagers so it's brief and focuses on her childhood, I think Fallen Leaves covers her later life. I actually bought another of her books today, Watching The Tree, along with some of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and a book called Shanghai Baby.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on December 30, 2010, 22:34
Started reading Gone by michael grant.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on December 31, 2010, 12:32
The Invisible Man. I gave up on Oscar Wilde and went back to the science fiction. Whoops. 
 
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Post by: Shadow Lykan™ on December 31, 2010, 14:06
Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur

The Vampire's Assisstant by Darren Shan

Stolen by Kelly Armstrong
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Post by: Eddie Dean on January 02, 2011, 03:00
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Post by: Myth Maniac™ on January 02, 2011, 20:53
The Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis
Man's Search for Meaning - Victor E. Frankl
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

I'd highly recommend those three books, particularly Flowers for Algernon's novel(it also has a short story).
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Post by: Webby2 on January 07, 2011, 19:24
Decoded - Shawn Carter

This arrived today and I've had a start to it; so far I'm enjoying it =]
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Post by: Moon Chaser on January 08, 2011, 14:31
I'm reading Macbeth for English.
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Post by: Mr.Mewtwo on January 08, 2011, 15:08
All I'm reading at the moment is this topic.
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Post by: MOP on January 11, 2011, 22:50
I'm reading journal articles about different working practices in the radiology department.
About 4.715 billion of them to be precise. Well okay not that many but still quite a few.
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Post by: The Entertainer on January 17, 2011, 22:31
Would be post button ;]]]]
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Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on January 24, 2011, 18:38
Stolen by Kelly Armstrong

Bitten was okay by my standards, but I wish I'd never picked up Stolen. What a waste of my good reading time. That book alone has put me off Kelly Armstrong completely.

Just finished Cell by Stephen King, bit boring but the middle was worth reading the book for.
Half way through Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.
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Post by: MOP on February 21, 2011, 22:35
Reading literature for my literature review. Got enough information on child abuse to last a lifetime. Fun times. :[
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Post by: rapidash king on February 22, 2011, 00:37
The Vile Village. I'm re-reading the entire Series of Unfortunate Events.
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Post by: Kdintranet & Scizau on February 22, 2011, 05:51
The Hobbit. I must say, It's totally spiffing!
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Post by: Moon Chaser on March 03, 2011, 13:51
I'm re-reading hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.
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Post by: SilverFlame on March 04, 2011, 20:01
I'm currently reading 'My Booky Wook' by Russel Brand.... Its disturbing in so many ways... but i cant stop reading........ CURSE RUSSEL AND HIS AMUSING WORDS!! ;_;
*dances around awkwardly*
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Post by: Mulholland on March 04, 2011, 20:38
A book called Stiff which talks about how cadavers have been used ^^
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Post by: SilverFlame on March 04, 2011, 20:42
*stares at Mulholland* er..... thats.. nice? *backs away slowly*^_^'
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Post by: Mulholland on March 04, 2011, 20:46
*stares at Mulholland* er..... thats.. nice? *backs away slowly*^_^'

It makes for great bedtime reading :D
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on March 04, 2011, 23:18
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
 
It's a very good book actually.
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Post by: MOP on March 04, 2011, 23:25
^ Nice choice, I quite liked the Otori series. You know they're going to make films too.
I think I liked the prequel more than the main trilogy though. :)

I'm reading research as ever, although I may branch out and read...un-published research! Fun never stops at my place.  :dry:
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Post by: Dior on March 19, 2011, 20:38
Izzy, willy nilly. For school, though it's one of the most interesting books I've had to read for school.

After I'm done with that, Everlost.
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Post by: IvanWolf♥ on March 20, 2011, 19:24
I'm reading the Percy Jackson series. I'm on the third book, it's a hilarious series, even though it's really easy to read. :)
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 25, 2011, 16:56
Back into my habit of reading two books: one for reading when back at the flat, and one for when out and about. 
Currently the former is The Time Machine/HG Wells and the later is The Devil in Amber/Mark Gatiss. 
As of yet no disasters with getting the plots tangled together. 
Would be interesting though. 
 
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Post by: Kpyna on March 27, 2011, 13:47
a tree grows in brooklyn

... school >_>
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Post by: Mulholland on March 27, 2011, 14:59
Down Among The Dead Men... a book on morticians ^^
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Post by: Ferox on March 27, 2011, 16:21
I just finished 'The Sight' and am now onto it's sequel, 'Fell'. They're very insperational books; I think they've showed me how to love wolves even more than I already do.

ver good books
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on March 27, 2011, 19:56
Nobody likes you - Marc Spitz

A biography on green day and how they rose to fame. Its really good, got it cheap in hmv c:
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Post by: MOP on March 30, 2011, 00:13
The Victoria Climbé Inquiry
Its for my work and I can't say I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Zavaron on March 30, 2011, 01:02
I've been reading the Hunger Game series as of late and it's quite brilliant, if i must say at the moment i'm waiting for the final book of the series to come, it's called Mockingjay, I think :3
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Post by: MangaDragon on April 02, 2011, 02:00
Raised by Wolves.

I'm surprised that it has no bad language in it so far (most YA novels I know of tend to use language). I am very happy about this ;D.
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Post by: Kooley on April 03, 2011, 08:10
I am currently reading my favorite manga,Claymore
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Post by: Kdintranet & Scizau on April 03, 2011, 08:54
Lord of the rings. The fellowship of the ring.
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Post by: Joeno on April 05, 2011, 18:59
Douglas Hofstadter - Godel, Escher, Bach

I understand a scarily large amount of this without trouble. Makes me feel smart :)
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Post by: Webby on April 06, 2011, 15:53
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Fairly amusing, picked it up last night after my laptop overheated and killed itself [as per usual] so I may read some more tonight.
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Post by: Awkward Squirtle on April 08, 2011, 21:30
About to start Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

Re-reading Alex Rider atm.
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Post by: OranBerrySandvich on April 08, 2011, 21:41
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith.
You heard me right. Zombies.
After this, I might reread Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter and Robin Hood Versus the Plague Undead.
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Post by: Mulholland on April 08, 2011, 21:43
Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
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Post by: The Librarian on April 12, 2011, 11:31
Currently reading The Science of Discworld II: The Globe by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen. The only SoD book I've not read yet.

The past couple of years I've been trying to re-read the entire Discworld series (including "The Science of" ones) in publication order "before the new one comes out." Since I started, two new ones have come out anyway. I was on Soul Music at the start of the year, so at this rate, I should manage it before Snuff is released.
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Post by: Danse Macabre ( 6,6) on April 26, 2011, 20:48
I'm currently reading Horus Rising, part of the Horus Heresy series of books based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

I'm a huge sci-fi buff and have read through Asimov to Clarke to Heinlein... Dan Abnett (the author of this book) isn't up there with the greats but it is a genuinely cintelating tale. It plots the course of the great human empire at the peak of it's ventures into space and then lets you ride the spiral into the decay ridden vestiges that make up current Warhammer 40k lore.

I'd give the book a 8/10 on the Blyton Scale & the author a 7/10.
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Post by: MOP on May 03, 2011, 23:46
I'm currently reading Horus Rising, part of the Horus Heresy series of books based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
My brother keeps pushing those in my direction. Tempting indeed.


Just picked up the Culture of Fear Revisted by Frank Furedi, lent to me by a housemate. So far its nothing new but I've been told it gets interesting as you get deeper. I've really only just started so I'll reserve my judgement. =]
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Post by: Mulholland on May 04, 2011, 12:59
The Worst Date Ever by Jane Bussmann

So funny :D
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on May 06, 2011, 15:26
Terry Pratchett - The Last Hero
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Darren Shan - The Thin Executioner
Homer - The Iliad
Erik Hornung - Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt
Unknown - Kheops and the Magician



Yeahhhhh productivity
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Post by: Skyler and Blazer on May 16, 2011, 01:59
Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Tis a good book, it's funny the way he dies.
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Post by: aer_dingus on June 04, 2011, 05:19
Terry Pratchett - The Last Hero
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Darren Shan - The Thin Executioner
Homer - The Iliad
Erik Hornung - Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt
Unknown - Kheops and the Magician
i love the Iliad! read it like 3 times through! i am a fan of the classics.

right now i am reading The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
the author had Locked-in Syndrome when he dictated his words for the book to an assistant, only communicating by blinking hie left eye lid, as it was all he had control over after having a massive stroke.

it is a very quick and easy read and definitely worth a read. I strongly recommend it! 
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Post by: Webby on June 05, 2011, 15:10
Neil Gaiman - Stardust

I've not really given myself chance to sit down and read it, shamefully. :S
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Post by: Hahex and Oshawott on June 05, 2011, 20:18
The novelisation of assasin's creed brotherhood. Because I'm too poor to actually afford the game.
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Post by: aer_dingus on June 06, 2011, 02:30
have you read the Halo novels? those are great if you like the game. i <3 masterchief!
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Post by: Mulholland on June 06, 2011, 15:22
The final Scott Pilgrim volume ^^
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Post by: sylar on June 06, 2011, 15:26
^ oh same
i read through them yesterday while i was waiting for my friend's band to come on stage. i forgot how much i love the comics. so much panda coffee for real.
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Post by: Mulholland on June 08, 2011, 17:24
Finished Scott Pilgrim... loved it.... time for my last graphic novel.

Now reading: Watchmen
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Post by: Catstorm on June 09, 2011, 00:59
I finished "The Ring of Danger" recently. Great book. I really want to read Frankenstein or this one book my friend told me about which name I forgot, but it had to do with kites.
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Post by: Mistral on June 17, 2011, 02:50
Great Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. I believe I'm on Black Cat now, but it's been awhile since I last read it, so I can't really remember, & I can't be bothered to get up any go look.
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Post by: PiPlUp_94 on June 17, 2011, 19:29
Numbers 3: infinity - rachel ward
The blood red road - moira young
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Post by: b1g on June 27, 2011, 01:15
the idiot, fyodor dostoyevsky

its sitting on my desk and im almost finished. i have to mail it to a friend in another state after i'm done with it. today hopefully

sick read
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on July 03, 2011, 13:16
Ian McEwan - Atonement
J.R.R. Tolkein - Lord of the Rings - Two Towers
                     Children of Hurin
Lian Hearn - Brilliance of the Moon
 
Atonement is definitely the easiest. Children of Hurin is proving difficult because of the staggered, beautiful illustrations by Alan Lee. They're very distracting.
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Post by: mr.taco on July 03, 2011, 13:47
Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
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Post by: OranBerrySandvich on July 03, 2011, 13:55
Stange Deaths-James Dunning

The worst thing is, these are all true.
*Feels queasy*
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Post by: Trekkie WhoLocked Fangirl! on July 03, 2011, 14:09
^Read that...!!! The Jam ones weird!!!

When God was a Rabbit - Sarah Winman
It's so nice and sad and sweet!
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 03, 2011, 14:15
just coming to the end of "The Difference Engine" [William Gibson & Bruce Sterling] 
not as gripped by the plot as I could be, but the language and the characters and the detail and the way that the world is put together are absolutely lovely 
 
i do have a soft spot for this sort of alternate history steam-powered thing 
I bought a George Mann book recommended in xhanatos's thread on that premise alone, aharhar 
 
though first I think I'll read the Mo Hayder book that's sat there looking at me 
once I've finished this 
I can't really read two books at once: I end up with a very confused idea of the plots 
what is brainpower? 
 
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Post by: rapidash king on July 03, 2011, 19:44
bones of the moon by jonathan carroll. first part was super boring, but i think i've gotten to the good part.
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Post by: Moon Chaser on July 09, 2011, 22:00
Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick

I can't wait for silence.
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Post by: Sizacu on July 10, 2011, 00:32
Currently reading Duma Key by Stephen King c: I'm pretty sure I'm reading the less-gripping moment, but if it follows the way Carriewas written, then I am absolutely going to love this book.

There's another book that I've got on the printer, which I've been forced upon by my friend. It's called The Red Pyramid, but I don't know the author of it xD

Aaaand there's a book in my school library which I'd love to take out. Forgotten the title, though. :v
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on July 16, 2011, 11:18
Afterwards - Rosamund Lupton
 
Am enjoying it so far, had to get it after I finished Human Traces and The Naming of the Beasts that week. (Epic books, all of them. Read them.)
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Post by: kr9q on July 17, 2011, 02:33
I'm reading this searis(sp?):
Artmis Fowl-Eoin Colfer.
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Post by: Trekkie WhoLocked Fangirl! on July 17, 2011, 03:06
My best friend's girl - Dorothy Koomson... It is THE Most heart-breaking book I have read, I am crying my eyes out at it! 
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Post by: IvanWolf♥ on July 22, 2011, 08:44
finished Guardians of Ga'Hoole a while ago, now i'm hoping to start The Promise of the Wolves. Not sure who it's by, though...
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Post by: rapidash king on July 22, 2011, 16:09
Loser by Jerry Spinelli. I read it first in like 4th grade, but I love it. I can't seem to break away from young adults' chapter books idk why.
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Post by: kr9q on July 22, 2011, 16:12
I am also reading Fear Street by R.L. Stine.
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Post by: Catstorm on July 23, 2011, 06:03
I finished Frankenstein. Next stop, LOTR. I already know The Hobbit, but I'm reading it anyway.
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Post by: Trekkie WhoLocked Fangirl! on August 23, 2011, 20:48
The reluctant vampire - Lynsay Sands... Let's just say I can't describe it very much on this site...
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Post by: Spriter on August 24, 2011, 11:45
I'm starting to read the Narnia books.

I'm currently at Page 40 on The Magician's Nephew.
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Post by: supernarutomangafreak on September 05, 2011, 19:20
Legionarie by simon scarrow
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Post by: EvilJolteonOfDoom on September 22, 2011, 22:22
Sent-Margeret Peterson Haddix
The Lightening Thief-Rick Riordan

hoping to finish the lightning thief tonight... 100 pages to go!

Just started Sent and i've read up to page 40

I finished Among The Hidden-Margeret Peterson Haddix today


EDIT: im reading Redwall by Brian Jaques(where i got my username from) and it's fantastic.
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Post by: b1g on November 22, 2011, 01:39
i'm reading the wind up bird chronicle by haruki murakami

it rules.
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Post by: Moon Chaser on November 23, 2011, 11:00
I have about three different Stephen King book on the go. I've also ordered Scilence by Becca Fitzpatric, so I'm waiting for that to arrive.
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on November 23, 2011, 12:51
The Excorcist
Shiver
Hans-Christian-Anderson Fairy Tales
LOTR: The Two Towers
Flowers in the Attic
Great Expectations
Northanger Abbey
 
Anyone else agree that I might need to calm down on the books?
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 23, 2011, 13:54
Never calm down on the books.

I, on the other hand, am reading...

Miriam Lichteim's translations of Ancient Egyptian Literature
Grafitti of Pharaonic Egypt
Simpson's Literature of Ancient Egypt
The story of Wenamun
Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
Jeffery Deaver - The Empty Chair

and when I have time...
Terry Pratchett - Snuff
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Post by: Catstorm on November 23, 2011, 16:43
I'm on The Return of the King and The Great Gatsby now.

Between this post and my last post here, I also read:
-Lord of the Flies
-Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers
-Montana 1948
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Post by: rapidash king on November 23, 2011, 19:37
inheritance by christopher paolini. last book in the series, i hope i won't be disappointed.
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Post by: firekitten on December 04, 2011, 13:50
Fallen by Lauren Kate.
I've read it so many times before, but the story is so good.
Hopefully I'm getting Torment and Passion, the next in the series soon.
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Post by: kr9q on December 07, 2011, 00:09
I'm hoping to get books 1 through 6 of Warriors by Erin Hunter. Right now, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Reading it at school.
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Post by: OranBerrySandvich on December 07, 2011, 00:24
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox - Eoin Colfer

It's basically one big, long collection of awkward moments.
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on December 07, 2011, 22:39
Don't Blink by James Patterson

Amazing book, finished it a night or two ago.
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Post by: kr9q on December 07, 2011, 22:51
We're getting closer to finishing Freak the Mighty. It's getting really suspenceful. Max's father, Kenny Kane, might be trying to kidnap him. We don't know yet.
I say we because my (small) class is reading it.
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Post by: Sizacu on December 19, 2011, 16:48
Don't Blink by James Patterson

Amazing book, finished it a night or two ago.
My dad just bought that book, and I'm hoping to read it after he reads it c: Really hoping it is an amazing book! <3

Just finished Duma Key after being put off from the long beginning for a good season or so. Awesome book when it picks up the pace, especially after you piece the various things in the beginning together and woah.

Going back to Insomnia. Another long beginning which I'd been put off from (again), but for longer. After reading Duma Key, I'm pretty sure that the lengthiness will be worth it c:
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on December 27, 2011, 01:18
a clockwork orange

its about time i viddied this book
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on December 27, 2011, 01:58
^real horrowshow my droog

I have a Kindle! Which is very exciting. I've spent the day downloading as much HG Wells as I can eat. 
Though right now I'm rereading my way through a few Holmes stories in time for Jan 1st 
finished Scandal, onto the Final Problem 
saving Hound for afterwards because it's a full-length novel 
did a dramatic reading of Empty House a couple of days ago which was ridiculous and gr8 
YOU ARE MY TIGER 
gdd moran i love you
 
after that there're those couple of HG Wells that I haven't read yet 
well probably more than a couple but of the ones that I was able to find 
oh the excitement 
it's very nice having proper versions of things that I own and can carry about 
 
aaand some HP Lovecraft because I've only read a few 
The Colour out of Space being my favourite thus far 
 
 
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Post by: kr9q on December 27, 2011, 03:25
Right now, I'm finishing up Warriors: Into The Wild by Erin Hunter. Next, I have to read Warriors: Fire and Ice, also, by Erin Hunter. I have books 1-6 of the first Warriors books.
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on December 28, 2011, 03:17
i'm reading the Beano Annual or i WOULD be had my parents not cancelled my subscription to the beano no WONDER i turned out a homocidal maniac
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Post by: Nightmare Eater on December 28, 2011, 20:20
I'm reading the Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune. It's a change but that doesn't hold it back.
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Post by: OranBerrySandvich on December 28, 2011, 23:16
South By South-East - Anthony Horowitz

I love this guy's brand of humour. It's a sort of dark and/or satirical humour.
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Post by: kr9q on December 29, 2011, 00:16
Warriors book 2: Fire and Ice- Erin Hunter
I've gotten right into it.
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on December 29, 2011, 04:25
reading Nancy Drew
you know
the one with the crime solving robot
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Post by: Sizacu on January 01, 2012, 02:32
FINALLY got Drowned Wednesday. Been looking all over for this book,and I got the Keys of the Kingdom series for Christmas. Haha~! Currently on Chapter 8, and after finishing Duma Key (which I loved) and a fair bit of Insomnia, lighter fictions are definitely like a treat for me at the moment.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on January 08, 2012, 04:46
The Hound Of The D'Urbervilles by Kim Newman 
 
currently on The Red Planet League 
and 
oh my god 
it is the best thing 
favourite Sherlock Holmes published fanwork thing ever 
Moriarty is completely nuts and I love him 
"MORE vampire squid!" 
 
also I love this Moran 
he's a much better storyteller than Watson 
sorry but it's true 
 
plus 
Moriarty breeds wasps fdhjaghtsre 
etc 
 
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Post by: OranBerrySandvich on February 12, 2012, 22:57
Twelve - Jasper Kent

Is it legally possible for me to marry a book?
I don't give a damn, I'll do it anyway.
I love this book and I'm only barely past the prologue. It' dark, dreary, beset with a sense of incoming disaster and hopelessness, and I'm not past page 27. Just how I like it.
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Post by: Sizacu on February 12, 2012, 23:46
Still on Insomnia, haha. Got Sir Thursday ready, just finished the prologue.

I've a feeling that I'll finish Sir Thursday before I finish Insomnia, so I've managed to distance myself away from it...
Guh, 200 pages. One reason why I don't like long books ;;
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Post by: b1g on February 24, 2012, 03:20
the romance of the three kingdoms, by luo guanzhong

old chinese fiction based heavily on fact. it's sick. see also: the dynasty warriors video game franchise
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Post by: Normandy on February 24, 2012, 03:51
For school I have to read My Antonia by Willa Cather... not looking forward to this.

Whenever I find time, I've been reading (since Christmas Day) Modelland by Tyra Banks. It's a really good book<3
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on March 10, 2012, 18:32
Just finished The Raw Shark Texts

the writer seems to be ever so slightly sort of idk pretentious about it but
ahaha wow its like House of Leaves easy version it's rather good
all a bit weird to get your head around the concept of but rather inspirational if you do??

theres someone in it called Mycroft Ward thats good enough for me

points an extra long umbrella at a student hes asking a question to all "YOUUU." and wow this is pretty much an inside joke only one other member will understand
no-one else will get it thats what makes it funny
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Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on April 10, 2012, 18:43
the romance of the three kingdoms, by luo guanzhong

old chinese fiction based heavily on fact. it's sick. see also: the dynasty warriors video game franchise

Tried to read it when I was 15. Got bored halfway through the first volume. Must attempt it again, though. I hate to think one of the books on my shelves has never been completed!

At the moment; A Game of Thrones, A Dance with Dragons, 2: After the Feast. Been waiting a year for this to come out in paperback! ^.^

Next: Corvus by Esther Woolfson.
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Post by: MOP on May 10, 2012, 01:14
The Bible and volume one of collected Judge Dredd comics. An odd mix I know but I haven't been to the library for a while and these are the only books in the house I haven't read already.  P:
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on May 11, 2012, 19:56
The Call of Cthulhu and other weird stories by H. P. Lovecraft.


I think it's safe to say that I'll be asking for The Necronomicon for my birthday.
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on May 11, 2012, 20:10
I keep meaning to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I can't engage with the story in any way  :-/

Not saying it's a bad book or anything, but I can't remember any of the characters appart from Mr Bingley, who I'm not even sure is in the book, maybe I'm making him up?

Any way, zombie pride and prejudice.
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Post by: ~Evanscence~ on May 12, 2012, 00:44
I'm reading one of Capote's most popular novels, In Cold Blood. It's just for english class, but it's not bad, I guess.
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Post by: Moon Chaser on May 12, 2012, 12:32
I'm reading Dreamcatcher and Needful Things. Just finished Heros by Robert Cormier for school.
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Post by: Sizacu on May 14, 2012, 21:59
Reading Pride and Prejudice in school atm, and to be honest, I don't really like it. One of Jane Austen's sentences could easily be a paragraph in its own right :v So many commas and ands and buts!

Also reading Enchanted Glass which I've only just started today. The beginning's a little confusing for me, but it's probably because I was in a half drowsy state all day today xD
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Post by: lugia95 on May 14, 2012, 22:44
At the moment, textbooks and jotters, as my exams start on Thursday. I will definitely start reading again after they've finished, though.
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Post by: Ichigo Kurosaki on May 14, 2012, 23:29
Testbooks (Journey Across Time (Wold History, aka Social Studies)), A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakepeare), and Homeless Bird (Gloria Whelan).
Journey Across Time - Ancient Rome
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act Two
Homeless Bird - Chapter Nine or Ten
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Post by: Webby on May 15, 2012, 00:31
I've been trying to get through Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, but I get to a point with books where I can't be bothered any more. I get halfway through and then stop. @.@
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Post by: Sizacu on May 15, 2012, 20:53
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act Two
Oh, I quite like AMND c:
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Post by: Ichigo Kurosaki on May 15, 2012, 21:17
Yea, I love it. We have it in our Journey Across Time textbooks. We also did it last year.
I just finished Linger, and now I'm doing something else about wolves. Book 2 of the Immortals series, I think.
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Post by: MOP on May 20, 2012, 01:35
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.
This Summer I'll be able to buy all his books I haven't got already instead of swapping books with my cousin. :]
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Post by: Enigma on May 20, 2012, 02:50
I avoid Terry Pratchett, as I'm sure I'll get sucked into his whole world and want to read allll of his books. And then I will have no time for life ;_;

I'm reading The Atrocity Files by Charles Stross. It's a very peculiar book; think James Bond/Harry Potter/Geeks. It's a bizarre mix, but it works. The protagonist has just gone through a portal and entered some dystopian sister universe where the Nazis won; the moon has a laser-imprinted image of Hitler burned into its surface. Awesome.

I'm finding it quite heavy going though. I'm getting the magic references, but the computery mathematical stuff is just too much :<
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on May 20, 2012, 07:31
The Silent Blade by R.A. Salvatore.

..Not digging the whole 'Wulfgar PTSD' opening though...
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Post by: Catstorm on May 24, 2012, 21:16
Back to reading Moby Dick.

It's hard to withstand the whaling exposition chapters, though. But I digress.
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on June 24, 2012, 14:15
I'm reading Wuthering Heights at the moment, and it's irritating because I can't get the Kate Bush song out of my head while I do it...
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Post by: The Collector on June 24, 2012, 14:55
I'm reading a translated version of the odyssey(just started) and an untranslated version of the Aeneid (on book II)
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on June 24, 2012, 15:55
You're reading the Aeneid in Latin? Good going! "arma virumque cano..." etc. It's a great poem - I had to do Book II for my GCSE Latin :)

The Odyssey is also better than the Iliad, so good choice there - if you like Latin, try learning some Classical Greek and having a crack at some of the Odyssey untranslated!
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Post by: TSOL on June 24, 2012, 18:30
You're reading the Aeneid in Latin? Good going! "arma virumque cano..." etc. It's a great poem - I had to do Book II for my GCSE Latin :)

So did I! "It was the time when first rest begins for weary mortals..." Was pretty hard going, but I knew it all by the end. xD
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Post by: Lorem Ipsum on June 24, 2012, 19:32
So did I! "It was the time when first rest begins for weary mortals..." Was pretty hard going, but I knew it all by the end. xD

Was such a good story - I got 98% on that module, was well chuffed xD
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Post by: Ichigo Kurosaki on July 01, 2012, 19:28
I just finished reading the first six books in the Warriors series. The Original arc, to be exact. I'm going onto The New Prophecy tomorrow, when Amazon Delivers it.
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Post by: Sizacu on July 18, 2012, 21:09
Reading The Hypnotist at the moment... Just gotten past the part where Erik hypnotises the kid to talk about the murderer. It's all right so far, hoping that changes for the better when I get further into the book c:
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on July 19, 2012, 00:24
Book right now is The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters, only on page 13 but I really want to get around to reading the rest.
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Post by: ~Evanscence~ on July 19, 2012, 03:22
I'm reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison for summer reading in my AP English class. Not bad. A lot of monologue, but it's got a lot of good parts.
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Post by: Normandy on July 19, 2012, 05:13
I'm currently reading Rising Tides by Nora Roberts, the second book in the Chesapeake Bay series. Oh god, Nora Roberts is such an amazing author.
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Post by: TSOL on July 20, 2012, 12:43
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje (same guy who wrote The English Patient). pretty darn excellent
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Post by: Laprabi on July 20, 2012, 13:09
I am currently reading Merchant of Death by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun. It's a great and interesting book.
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Post by: b1g on August 18, 2012, 14:01
i'm reading Enduring love by Ian Mcewan. I saw the movie last year (loved it), and the book is just as good (probably equal, since the movie has Daniel Craig). A really unique style of writing too. Recommended.
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on August 22, 2012, 03:48
Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick its meant to be "infamous hacker tells his story" but its literally* the worst book in the entire world im glad its not mine so i can't throw it in the bin cos it would literally* be the first book i'd throw in the bin if i had a chance

i moaned about this on tumblr like a million years ago but i decided to soldier on just to triple check and i dont know why i bothered

*hi milsap
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Post by: Utack and Swampy on August 22, 2012, 23:34
Just finished The Hunter's Blades trilogy, and moving into the Transitions trilogy, starting with The Orc King.

...I wanna see Cadderly again so bad  :tongue2:
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on August 24, 2012, 00:11
Old Peter's Russian Fairy Tales by Arthur Ransome. It really is quite wonderful to finally read this =]
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on August 24, 2012, 21:30
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon


i don't know why everyone says its so hard to read i love it
like i really like Catcher in the Rye style writing i don't know why
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Post by: Spartacus on August 31, 2012, 19:50
Not long finished the Black magician trilogy by trudi canavan
Rereading the Sigma Force series by James Rollins waiting on my library getting the newest one Blood line.
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Post by: Dragonpika on October 01, 2012, 10:38
Reading Monument by Ian Graham atm. It's.. interesting. It's a fantasy novel, with the gimmick being that the "protagonist" is an arse. Ballas is an alcoholic, a thief, a thug, a womaniser, and the only way he knows to repay somebody saving his life is to steal from them.

Surprisingly, I was quite enjoying it. The descriptions are pretty good, some original stuff in there, and while I have no sympathy for Ballas at all and he makes me cringe on a frequent basis (vomit and thoughts of prostitutes every other sentence), it was still interesting and I wanted to know what happened.

But then there was this grim execution scene out of nowhere and it was like.. man I do not want to read this! And now I have very little desire to carry on reading because it made me feel ill (yeahh I'm pretty squeamish) and, while I want to find out the rest of the story, it isn't worth reading the nasty bits for. Shame!
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Post by: b1g on October 12, 2012, 15:05
"the conquest of happiness", by bertrand russell. somedays you just need an explanation for why you are so emotionally troubled.

IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on October 22, 2012, 22:38
 Carnage Family Feud - Wells Crain

 The Secret History of the World - Jonathan Black


 Both my two new books, the first one is amazing so far!
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Post by: Green Apple on November 19, 2012, 17:09
Soul Eater - Michelle Paver
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Post by: MOP on January 20, 2013, 23:06
Snuff. :]
Also sorting out some new Bill Bryson books. Well they're old books but new to me.
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on February 23, 2013, 18:54
just finished "This Book Is Full Of Spiders" by David Wong

i've been in a no-reading slump lately (every so often reading just ends up being a labour of love and its more labour than love most of the times) so its' been good that i've been able to actually read a book recently hhahhaha

i'm hoping it'll remind me about reading?? like the book was ok but it sort of petered out a little at the end and i was hoping it'd explain more stuff instead of doing like books do and thinking that ambiguity is always good when in fact it sort of looks a bit lazy sometimes

but those are my only criticisms of the book? its an alright thriller zombie style book if you want an easy casual read that makes you laugh every so often i really enjoyed it
like you get the feeling that you walked in mid-conversation a lot and i haven't read John Dies At The End yet so i might be missing stuff out but yeah
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Post by: Sunnii on February 25, 2013, 14:50
The Hobbit. Yeah never read it, and I feel ashamed that I haven't done so already!
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Post by: Normandy on March 11, 2013, 19:35
Paper Towns by John Green

this book is so amazing oh my god x)
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Post by: Mr. Apple on July 21, 2013, 22:35
the lost hero-rick riordan
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Post by: Wolstenholme on July 25, 2013, 17:36
The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on July 26, 2013, 17:01
^ I just read the Eyre Affair!


When I'm not distracted by work/video games, I'm reading Storm of Swords part 1 - George R. R. Martin.
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Post by: SirBlaziken on July 26, 2013, 17:06
Number the Stars

Lois Lowry
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Post by: Wolstenholme on July 26, 2013, 17:06
^^ Oh my goodness! - When I bought The Eyre Affair the guy on the till told me it was pretty much his favourite book series. It gets more and more bizarre, I must warn you!  :laugh:
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Post by: SirBlaziken on July 26, 2013, 17:48
I'm guessing I sniped you
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on July 26, 2013, 20:04
^^ Oh my goodness! - When I bought The Eyre Affair the guy on the till told me it was pretty much his favourite book series. It gets more and more bizarre, I must warn you!  :laugh:

Haha trust me, I know ;] Did you read his Nursery Crime Series? The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear are both /very/ good books.
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Post by: Wolstenholme on July 26, 2013, 20:10
Nah, I'm new to him as an author and I started with The Eyre Affair - I'm taking a break after Something Rotten and I'm going to read the Mortal Instruments series instead then I'm going to go back and read The First Among Sequels etc. etc. etc. :-)
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Post by: .~.Nellie.~. on August 19, 2013, 12:26
Les Miserables- Victor Hugo

And some Harry Potter on the side <3
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Post by: Wolstenholme on August 19, 2013, 12:31
Just finished City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare and now I'm reading Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde :-)
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on August 19, 2013, 13:21
nearly finished with "Poppet" by Mo Hayder, ive been trying to drag it out for as long as i can sigh. 
 
shes one of my favourite authors, and ultimately my favourite thriller/horror/crime author. 
if youre into that sort of thing i would definitely recommend anything by her... particularly Birdman (first of the jack caffery series), Pig Island or Tokyo. 
wait thats p much all of them (if you include the rest of the jc series). so... go read all of them |: 
 
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Post by: Private Delano Donut on August 19, 2013, 23:49
presumed innocent by scott turow
not very far yet and refuse to see the movie, so?
there's not much to say besides only a couple chapters in and im already hooked goshh
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Post by: Wolstenholme on October 03, 2013, 23:12
On maybe my 12th re-read of Shade's Children by Garth Nix. Sooooooo well written I love Garth Nix
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Post by: b1g on October 16, 2013, 10:33
just finished some prefer nettles by junichiro tanizaki. i think i'm gonna read some mishima next, i got a whole stack from the last book fair to get through. my goal is to beat art garfunkel's yearly total of books read.
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Post by: Wolstenholme on October 16, 2013, 17:03
Have no time for personal reading at the moment but half-term next week so I will finish Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (at long last)

However I do have Literature reading on the go and am currently tackling Twelfth Night and The Great Gatsby.
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Post by: SirBlaziken on October 16, 2013, 20:26
By: Erin Hunter

Warriors: The Power of Three

Sunrise

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Post by: Normandy on October 16, 2013, 21:26
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I really got into the HBO series so I had to start reading the series and it's wonderful
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Post by: Sizacu on November 17, 2013, 22:54
Reading the first book of the Mortal Instrument series. Genuinely don't really have any ships despite the romance in this; the closest I have to one is Magnus x Alec, but that's pretty... mmm. I don't have much interaction to decide whether I do or I don't really care about that ship haha.
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Post by: SirBlaziken on November 18, 2013, 11:42
FireStar's Quest- Erin Hunter

Also apart of the Warriors series.
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Post by: Wolstenholme on November 18, 2013, 16:30
Almost finished Gatsby.

I read Divergent by Veronica Roth a couple of weeks ago so after I finish Gatsby I will start Insurgent (also Veronica Roth.)
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on November 21, 2013, 20:06
no nevermind the error analysis book was boring as hell
like when people in the amazon reviews go "this book was really good!" you think "oh yes finally another chemist/physicist who writes lucidly instead of writing a biography on the back of john major's head"

the dude who wrote it even sells himself off as a bit of a wacko so i thought "ok it might be a task to read w/ bad puns and dad jokes like CGP books do but lets try it" nope it was as boring as the rest of them 



i know no-one cares but still never do science kids its boring as all hell
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 22, 2013, 16:50
It's okay, most of what I've been reading lately is just.. Egyptology.

I've been reading a lot of hieroglyphic texts lately, moreso from period I know nothing about, which is difficult, but I'm getting there =]

I've also been reading Willeke Wendrich's book on Egyptian Archaeology. It's got some pretty good articles in it - I actually try to get it into every essay I write, with varying degrees of success.
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Post by: MzLuluZombi on November 22, 2013, 17:43
I am currently re-reading Jane Eyre.  It's surprisingly quicker reading through it the second time around, probably because I know what's going on.  XD
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Post by: The Shrub Dragon on November 23, 2013, 14:40
Just finished To Kill a Mockingbird which - okay - was a class thing, but it's still a book and I still enjoyed it.


I think maybe I'll read The Last Unicorn next
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Post by: the bread dragon on November 23, 2013, 15:34
the false prince by jennifer a. nielsen
i s2g theres gotta be 100 people in my school reading this holy hell
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Post by: Normandy on November 25, 2013, 03:28
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael Sandle
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Justice and Gatsby are for school and SoS and Let It Snow are just for fun. I don't have classes all week so I should be able to finish them all.
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Post by: Webby on December 01, 2013, 09:26
I'm rereading Catching Fire because as much as I loved the film and it blew my mind, I felt like it missed out some huge details, and underplayed a lot of character development.
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Post by: Sizacu on December 03, 2013, 22:46
Finished City of Glass, moving on to the first book of the Skullduggery Pleasant series...
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Post by: Bluffy on December 04, 2013, 03:34
finished Life As We Knew It along with The Lovely Bones a while ago, and upon returning them i had a good chat with the librarian--she gave me galleys of The Testing, Out of the Easy, and gave me Belle Epoque to read! starting up on The Testing first, though, cover grabbed me more than anything [talk about judging it by its cover, heh] ...i am also reading part 4 of jojo's bizarre adventure and enjoying it immensely oops
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Post by: Kerou 犠牲 on December 25, 2013, 05:24
I just completed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby after watching the film adaptation and usually I'm completely anti-reading but I felt motivated to read through it. They're both incredible and moving, whilst also being very insightful. Definitely will read it again.

Might watch the documentary of it too (Assigné à Résidence) to get even more indepth into it. It's really weird being into a literary piece like this haha
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Post by: Wolstenholme on December 26, 2013, 15:51
I'm reading the penultimate chapter of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. When I finish this I'm going to start Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on January 28, 2014, 02:10
 I finished Carrie by Stephen King in the summer and since then I haven't really managed to get stuck into a book.

 I just like short books with lots of violence  :laugh: I don't get much free time any more.
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on January 28, 2014, 12:17
started V. S. Ramachandran's "Phantoms In The Mind", its all about stuff like trying to demistify phantom limb syndrome and when patients swear blind they can move their hands but they're lying completely quadraspazzed on a lifeglug in a bed

im one of those dumbo readers so it takes me forever to read something and it'll probably be like 100000 years before i finish it but dang its a nice book
im kind of a big idiot nerde for accessible neuroscience stuff in case my diatribes on the subject didn't make that clear
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Post by: Wolstenholme on January 28, 2014, 15:34
Since I last posted here I've read the whole of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner. Now I need to read the prequel 'The Kill Order'
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Post by: the bread dragon on January 28, 2014, 21:46
fellowship of the ring by j. r. r. tolkien. needed to get around to reading these sometime.
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Post by: Wolstenholme on March 01, 2014, 19:41
finally gotten round to reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth

yes yes yes.
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Post by: Spriter on March 01, 2014, 21:46
Well, I haven't actually been reading anything.

However, I had a little peak at a few pages of City of Bones and I enjoyed it. I might read it soon enough.

I need to finish The Hunger Games first though x.x
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on March 02, 2014, 21:21
im book schizophrenic and unfortunetly abandoned the last book i was reading cos i forgot where i'd got to and re-reading was too much work, will probably pick it up again soon


ive started the Illuminatus! trilogy by robert shea and robert wilson instead, dont know what to expect cos ive just started reading it blind and wow the first few bits are confusing but its p good so far???? ive not had a good Reading Abilities few months so its refreshing to be able to read once again
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on March 02, 2014, 21:45
 I started The Templar Conspiracy by Paul Christopher, last night.

 It's quite a nice read, a little slow and I can't remember if this is the book that I gave up on when I got bored.

 I'm hoping people die.
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Post by: Mistral on March 22, 2014, 04:34
Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. Been reading it for a while now, & I kinda hope I finish it soon. ;3
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on March 24, 2014, 20:59
Lucian's A True Story

Pretty interesting stuff, considering it's a parody of his contemporaries.
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Post by: b1g on April 25, 2014, 18:14
reading like three things at once >.<
kobo abe "woman in the dunes"
yukio mishima "the sailor who fell from grace with the sea"
and working my way through my chemistry textbook xD
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Post by: Wolstenholme on April 25, 2014, 18:25
Let's see... when I last posted here I was reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

Since then I have read 3 books and started a fourth oops haha, they were
Spirit Walker - Michelle Paver
Soul-Eater - Michelle Paver
Outcast - Michelle Paver
and now I'm reading Oath-Breaker, also by Michelle Paver.
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Post by: the bread dragon on April 25, 2014, 21:55
just started the maze runner by dashner
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Post by: Mistral on June 22, 2014, 08:14
The Complete Sherlock Holmes volume 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I'm not very far in though. :3 But what I've read thus far is good!
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Post by: Wolstenholme on June 22, 2014, 16:10
I have read a few books since my last post here.

(The rest of the series) The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver
Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith
City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter

And I'm currently reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on June 23, 2014, 21:10
 P.J. Tracy - Want To Play?

 It's really good so far but it's quite a big book for what I'm used to.

 I'll probably blast through half of The Fault in Our Stars tonight and finish it tomorrow. I've got a party to go to on Wednesday and it's going to come up constantly. Gotta make friends!
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Post by: q.c.™ on June 25, 2014, 17:57
I think I'm going to read 1984 again. I read it in high school and it went over my head but I want a more adult perspective of it.
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Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on June 27, 2014, 19:25
i finished Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix yesterday, wish grim tuesday was in it a little more cos i dont think he got nearly as much characterisation as mister monday did tho



listen to me go on about a kids book like a clowne
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Post by: Wolstenholme on June 27, 2014, 19:37
^ I love those books omg.

I'm reading Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on June 30, 2014, 00:33
Jasper Fforde - Lost in a Good Book

Thursday Next is a pretty amazing woman
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on July 03, 2014, 01:43
 The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

 Like, I read it completely expecting it to be a novel equivalent of a chick flick and I was surprised to find that it wasn't a chick flick and that the characters were likeable and had some sort of development.

 I understand why it should be sad but I just found the whole thing rather sweet and quite charming.

 It's funny that I told myself that I would have read it by last Wednesday.

 Also, the film must have been different from the book because my friend said how awesome this certain part was and how satisfying it was and it was, like, two or three short paragraphs.
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Post by: SirBlaziken on July 30, 2014, 01:21
Frankenstein - Mary Shelly

I wouldn't normally read this.... but I have to for summer homework.
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Post by: Spriter on July 30, 2014, 15:29
Not exactly reading anything right now, but I'm planning on picking up City of Bones and possibly the first Hunger Games. I need to finish the latter book actually...

And my brother has the Song of Ice and Fire books too, so they're up for consideration.

Near to the end of CoB now and holy crap I'm being screwed over big time Oo
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Post by: Wolstenholme on September 04, 2014, 21:06
Since I last posted here I've read a ton. I'll list em all in case anyone actually cares.


I'm also currently reading The 100 by Kass Morgan, I'm only on chapter 5 as of yet but I love it so far.
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Post by: Sizacu on September 04, 2014, 21:22
Currently reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare before I start on City of Lost Souls. Also planning to read Lady Friday sometime, probably after CoLS.
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Post by: mura on September 04, 2014, 21:39
I just finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel which was really enjoyable! I was looking for some good historical fiction for ages, and I can honestly say that's the best of its genre for me. The writing style completely swept me up and blew me away and I need to get my hands on the sequel as soon as possible like wow :0
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Post by: Spriter on September 21, 2014, 17:07
Been plowing through the Divergent series, on Allegiant at the moment. I really enjoyed Divergent, Insurgent was good but not fantastic and Allegiant is so far...not that good but not bad.

Then after this it's Looking For Alaska by John Green and then back to TMI.
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Post by: MOP on September 28, 2014, 22:31
"Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences"

Such fun!
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Post by: SirBlaziken on October 01, 2014, 02:27
Reading the Dragonlance: The New Adventures series again. It's really obscure, but if you're heavily into stereotypical fantasy (read my lips, wizards, elves, minotaurs, kingdoms, dragons and the like), it's pretty good.
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Post by: Spriter on October 03, 2014, 17:57
City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare

Loving it. Definitely better than the Divergent series, I'd say. And as it is mandatory for English Lit I'm reading The Handmaid's Tale. I kid you not, it is hard to trawl through. I'm fine that it is a feminist novel but oh man it's not any good.
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Post by: Sebastian Moran on January 09, 2015, 01:05
Star Maker by william olaf stapledon 
 
nothing like 1930s science fiction ey 
 
the concept is an interesting one- i mean it's basically an excuse for Elaborate Worldbuilding in terms of alien planets and lifeforms and cultures and i am such a sucker for that kind of thing. 
there's also a LOT of philosophical/spiritual/hypothetical discussion though, the kind that can go on for pages and pages. 
 
like five pages describing a group of bodyless explorers' consciousnesses all merged together and going over the subtleties of "we" compared to "i" in terms of describing oneself as part of a melting pot of different beings' experiences and knowledges and using that collective to attain higher planes of mental acuty but still being aware of one's own self... 
stuff like that, and at times i'm sitting reading it with a load of question marks floating through the back of my mind all with the magic roundabout music playing in the distance. 
i'm at a bit like that now where he's talking about intelligent life on planets enduring the struggle of ending violence and power grabs in exchange for altruism and self-love, to avoid destruction and achieve a utopia (but also risking a mental addiction to curiosity and telepathic spiritual travel of the universe which leaves their bodies to stagnate and die??? or something???) and um well this is a good bit to read at night tbh, it helps me to drift off. 
 
though reading makes me tired anyway, blame years and years of habitually reading in bed before i sleep and having the pavlovian response to it, SIGHS. 
 
 
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Post by: MonsterMon64 on January 09, 2015, 02:58
Not usually much of a book... read... guy myself, but I was lent the first book in the Vampire Hunter D series a while ago and have finally taken the plunge. That said, lots of exposition in the prose and sudden rants coming from the characters themselves, which comes across as jarring and/or unintentionally hilarious, depending on what's said when.

If the rest of the books are like this, I might just stop after reading this one. In the middle of Chapter 4 at the moment, so I hope it at least picks up the pace, if it can't meet or exceed my expectations.
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Post by: The name master on November 12, 2015, 17:51
Waiting for book 13 of how to train your dragon to come out.
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Post by: not chloe on November 12, 2015, 18:44
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen


It's really easy to read :-)
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on November 12, 2015, 19:08
 The Bees by Laline Paull.

 It's really satisfying to read because it's so ridiculous so I've only read the first chapter.

 It's like tripping on honey. It's like 40K with bees. It's like walking in on your parents and realising they're bees.
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 12, 2015, 20:43
I have a book on Maps that I'm flicking through in my spare time. Learning about a couple at a time :D
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Post by: the bread dragon on November 13, 2015, 00:59
the odyssey by homer. it's for school but im enjoying it is hEy!
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Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on November 13, 2015, 06:46
The Odyssey is pretty good, but I prefer The Iliad! Except book 2, because the catalogue of ships is almost pointless, and likely a later addition to the poem
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Post by: sans the skeleton on January 05, 2016, 00:36
im supposed to be reading hunger games... the first book... but i just cant bring myself to start.

back to fanfiction.
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Post by: not chloe on January 05, 2016, 01:42
I find it so hard to read while I have something I'm writing on the go. I love words but sometimes there are too many words ygm? Anyway, it's testimony to the fact that I'm not doing my creative piece coursework that I'm on my third book since Christmas lol.

I'm currently reading Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh which is... Interesting. I'm so glad it's a humorous book because if I wasn't reading about Renton falling into a pool of urine while simultaneously his trousers are getting covered in crap in the men's toilets of a betting shop I don't think I'd be able to cope with having to read everything written in Scottish eye-dialect.

I've also read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz (which is a really good contemporary YA feat non-straight protags, ethnic cast & is still painfully realistic and well-written rather than - as some books featuring a representational cast do - just leaving it to the cast/representation to carry the entire novel.

I read Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell too, it's for like 9 year olds but it's better written than most of the stuff you find in the general section. The characters are also the absolute best and everything about it is really vivid and exciting.

Anyway that's me.
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Post by: Sizacu on February 01, 2016, 22:40
Rather overdue update from my last post:
1. Love the Keys to the Kingdom Series.
2. Finished both The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series. Also read The Bane Chronicles.
3. Read some maths and physics books for wider reading

Now I'm reading this book about the world's 'baddest gangsters' (the title makes me cringe but the introduction to these people makes it okay) and honestly, can't read more than one person/group a day. It's a lot to take in for me ): After that, will probably go back to my cryptography books.
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Post by: not chloe on February 02, 2016, 00:26
Oh yo I'm reading The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood and it's really cool
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Post by: The name master on March 05, 2016, 21:21
How to train your dragon: how to fight a dragon's fury.
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Post by: Mistral on June 22, 2016, 02:59
Dracula by Bram Stoker.

I had to read it last fall for my critical theory class, and I'm just rereading it now for pleasure before I put it away.
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Post by: Lindora on June 22, 2016, 09:31
The Fantastic Five by Enid Blyton
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Post by: the bread dragon on July 29, 2016, 00:12
Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell

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Post by: not chloe on July 30, 2016, 19:09
Just finished The Drive by Typer Keevil,

About to start Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs by D. D. Johnston
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Post by: SirBlaziken on August 03, 2016, 15:11
im supposed to be reading hunger games... the first book... but i just cant bring myself to start.

Oh dear lord, that's my favorite book series (with Warriors being a decently places second). It's honestly really good, though it's a bit slow up until the reaping. Catching Fire and Mockingjay are a tad confusing if you don't pay attention, but are very good as well.

Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell

I was one of the only people in my grade that read the book and liked it. People thought the plot was stupid and stuff like that, but I honestly think it's a good read.

As for me, i'm reading A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving because it's my summer homework (only 1/3 of the way through and it's due on the 22nd. I hate procrastination). Not bad, though I vastly prefer 1984 so far.
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on November 07, 2016, 17:19
 Currently reading: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

 My friend said she was reading through it and that it was really interesting so I picked it up today.
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Post by: not chloe on November 07, 2016, 17:34
Got a cheeky amazon delivery of some story anthologies today so am about to start working through What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver and Friend Of My Youth by Alice Munro
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on January 28, 2017, 15:18
 House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is what I'm reading at the moment! It has been on the list for about two years so I figured that it's about time to start. It's actually really good. The way that it seems to be slowly slipping into some sort of madness is really interesting.

 Then there's The Exorcist (William peter Blatty) and Doctor Sleep (Stephen King). Looking forward.

 Praise the sun.
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Post by: not chloe on January 28, 2017, 15:20
Damn I've been waiting for someone to post here 😂 So eager for this thread.


I'm reading The Circle by Dave Eggers (bae) and it's soooooo gooooood
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Post by: Pam-the-Lamb on January 29, 2017, 00:19
Aha was dying to post but was worried about the necropost.

 Going to read a bit of Lovecraft's Great Tales Of Horror! Spoops and whoops.